deeds multiplying in Ramadhaan

source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor – the series of guidance and light tape no. 693


Question #11: “Are good deeds multiplied in general during Ramadhaan and likewise evil deeds?”

Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“This question is also often brought up regarding Makkah and the one residing in Makkah, whether he is a foreigner or a Makkan; are good deeds and evil deeds multiplied over there? The answer: there isn’t any text in the Islamic legislation clearly (stating) that good deeds are multiplied, and likewise evil deeds, due to the excellence of a (certain) place or the excellence of a (certain) time; excellence of a place like Makkah and Madinah for example (and) excellence of a time like this month of ours, the month of Ramadhaan. There isn’t any clear text about good deeds or evil deeds being multiplied (in such cases). But some of the scholars, by way of deduction, say that they are multiplied – by way of deduction, i.e., not based on a text but rather by way of ijtihaad.[1] So if someone says that good deeds are multiplied, there is no harm in that because it is the saying of some of the scholars. But it is not allowed to be absolutely certain about that due to the nonexistence of (relevant evidence mentioned in) the holy text which ‘falsehood cannot come to from before it or behind it.’”[2]


[1] independent reasoning
Surah Fussilat, 41:42


asaheeha translations

deeds multiplying in Ramadhaan

3 thoughts on “deeds multiplying in Ramadhaan

  1. shabina says:

    Salaam alaikym

    May Allaah accept our fast ameen!

    I don’t undertand dat deeds dont multiply… Im not so sure but i remember an ahadith stating dat, “deeds multiply…” or maybe im wrong? please could you explain more? jazakum Allahu khairan

  2. wa ‘alayki ssalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

    aameen, wa iyyaak,

    you are right, there are narrations that mention that good deeds multiply, as mentioned in saheeh al-bukhaari that when one does a good deed, it is written for him as ten to seven hundred to many more times. there are also narrations that mention that a prayer in al-masjid an-nabawi in madinah is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque except al-masjid al-haraam, also found in saheeh al-bukhaari.

    however, shaykh al-albaani here was asked whether deeds in general multiply in the month of ramadhaan – meaning that do good deeds (and bad deeds) get written many more times *due to the virtue of this particular month* – and the answer is that there is no clear text in the Qur’aan and Sunnah stating that as true. similarly, do people living in places like makkah and madinah get more rewarded for doing the same deeds that others may do in other countries *merely based on the virtue of the place*, and again, the answer is the same as above.

    and Allaah knows best.

    1. shabina says:

      wa alaiki ssalaam wa Rahmatullah wa barakaatuh

      Baraka Allahu fikee/a! may Allah bless you today I learnt something new wa alhamdulillaah tabarakallah.

      I think that in the narrations of the prayers in masjid an nabawi…maybe that’s not the prayer itself, is the reward from that action…??! correct me if im wrong jazaku Allahu khairan.

      Baraka allahu fikee/a/um for the reply, benefits and continue to do more good with the blog!

      May allaah give you what is better in dunyah wal akhyrah, ameen

      wa salam alaikum

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