“And seek (Allah’s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full submission. Who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord and that unto Him they are going to return.” 2:45-46
Numerous Prophetic traditions interpreted the ‘Patience’ in the Ayah as ‘fasting,’ which means fasting is the very first element of the spiritual journey to God. All the prophets in their spiritual journey have been seeking assistance with fasting.
1. Prophet Moses (SAW)
“I had gone up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant which He had made with you; and I remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights without eating bread or drinking water. Then the Lord gave me the two stone tablets..”
2. Prophet Jesus (SAW)
In his spiritual journey was aided by fasting against the devil: “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil, and after fasting 40 days and 40 nights he was hungry…”
It also appears from chapter 5 of the Gospel of Luke that the disciples would frequently fast and pray.
3. Prophet Muhammad(SAW)
The entire Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in the holiest night of the holiest month of Ramadhan; the month of fasting.
“The month of Ramadhan in which the Qur’an is revealed.” 2:185
“Indeed, We revealed it (the entire Qur’an) in the night of Measure.” 97:1
According to many Hadiths, the Torah was revealed to Moses on the 6th of Ramadhan, Injil was revealed to Jesus on the 12th of Ramadhan, Psalms of David revealed to him on the 18th of Ramadhan and the Holy Qur’an in the Night of Qadr (most probably 23rd of Ramadhan).
In other words, all revelations occurred during the fasting month of Ramadhan. Could it be any reason more important than the spirituality of fasting?
Surah Ale-Imran (The Family of Imran)
In this surah, there are a total of 200 verses and it was revealed in Madinah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that whoever recites surah Ale-Imran on Friday, then until the setting of the sun, he will be showered by the Mercy of Allah (s.w.t.) and the angels will beg for his forgiveness.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) has also recommended this surah for those women who are not able to conceive. The surah should be written using saffron and then given to her to wear as a talisman and by the Will of Allah (s.w.t.) she will conceive.
Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said that if a person faces hardship in earning his livelihood, he should write this surah and wear it as a talisman and Allah (s.w.t.) will increase his sustenance greatly. The Imam (a.s.) also said that if anyone recites both surah al-Baqarah and Ale-Imran, then these surahs will come in the shape of clouds on the day of judgement to protect him from the scorching heat.
Surah al-Baqarah (The Cow)
This surah has 286 verses and is a ‘madani’ surah ie. it was revealed in Madinah. It is also the longest surah in the Holy Qur’an.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that whoever recites the first four verses of surah al-Baqarah, accompanied by the ‘ayatul kursi’ together with the last three verses of this surah - and makes a habit of reciting these verses daily – his life, property and family will be protected and no evil shall come upon them. Shaitan will not come close to him and he will not be from those who forget Allah (s.w.t.).
The First 3 verses Ayat 1.This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah; 2.Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them; (2:3)And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter. 4.They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper.
Allah! There is no god but He,
Al-Hayy (the Ever-living), Al-Qayyum (the Self-subsisting, Eternal).
No slumber can seize Him nor sleep.
His are all things in the heavens and on earth.
Who is there that can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth?
He knoweth what appeareth to His creatures as before or after or behind them.
Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth.
His Kursi doth extend over the heavens and the earth,
and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them.
He is Aliyy (the Most High), Al-Adhiim (the Supreme in glory).”
Last 3 verses Ayat Surah al-Baqarah:
1.Everything on this sky and on this earth belong to Allah.Allah know well what is our intentions in our heart or what we hide.Allah will count all of our doings good and bad. Allah is forgiveful and has omni power Allah can do everything if Allah wants it.
2.Prophet Muhammad pbuh and his followers who have faith believe on holy Qur’an and also to Allah himself.They all believe to Allah,to angels,to holy books given by Allah to all prophets with same levelThey comply to it.They make a du’a to Allah to ask forgiveness and they convince that they will go back to Allah
3.Allah will not give burden to anyone bigger than his/her power or competence to bear it. Everyone will be given rewards and punishments in line with his/her effort good or bad.They make du’a to Allah to ask for forgiveness if they forget ndan do not give then a big burden which can not be born by them.They ask for Allah’s blessing and they say that only Allah who can help and protect them from bad doings of kafir persons.
The essence that good doings and strong faith to Allah will save our life here on earth and in the life after death and Allah will save us..We created by Allah and on the certain time we will come back to Allah and Allah will not give the bigger burden than we can bear it.