Hadith on Ramadan Blessings: Gates of Heaven Open, Hell Closed, Devils Chained

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 1899
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”

  • This hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari, narrated by Abu Huraira, states that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that when the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of heaven are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained. This hadith highlights the special blessings and mercy associated with the month of Ramadan in Islam. The opening of the gates of heaven signifies increased opportunities for seeking Allah’s forgiveness and mercy, while the closing of the gates of Hell implies a reprieve from its torment during this blessed month. The chaining of the devils indicates a decrease in their ability to influence and tempt people to commit evil deeds, making it an auspicious time for Muslims to focus on worship, self-reflection, and self-improvement.