x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Friday sermon: Worship in holy month leads to great rewards

Rewards for all acts of worship during Ramadan are multiplied by 70, so the faithful should benefit from the fruits of the holy month by increasing their credits and seeking forgiveness.

ABU DHABI // Strive for great rewards and increase your status in the heavens, Muslims will be told tomorrow.

Rewards for all acts of worship during Ramadan are multiplied by 70, so the faithful should benefit from the fruits of the holy month by increasing their credits and seeking forgiveness.

The Prophet Mohammed once said that whoever prays qeyam (night prayers) during Ramadan will have his sins erased.

"And it is better if the worshipper prays qeyam with the imam until the end so a full night's qeyam is registered for him," the sermon will say.

"It is also recommended for one who is fasting to read the Quran day and night, and to gather his family to obey Allah and to teach them what will benefit them in both lives."

Also, one should remember to ask Allah what he wants while fasting through dua'a because three categories of people whose dua'a is not rejected include the faster when he breaks his fast, a fair leader, and an oppressed person who faced injustice.

The sermon will also remind people to participate in Mohammed bin Rashid's campaign to dress one million needy children around the world, as part of the good deeds they could do during the holy month.

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