In the above Hadith we read about the spirit of competition among the believers. One trying to do more good deeds that the other. In our own home. I am greatly pleased on seeing how the women folk vie with each other, the one trying to recite more of the Qur’aan than the others. SO that in spite of domestic responsibilities fifteen to twenty juz (articles) of the Qur’aan is read by one daily. I mention this only out of a sense of gratitude to Allah, mentioning His favour and not to boast. May Allah accept their and our deeds and increase us all in good deeds.
Ubaadah Bin Saamit (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) one day said when Ramadan had drawn near: ” The month of Ramadan, the month of blessings has come to you, wherein Allah turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives faults, accepts prayers, looks at your competition for the greatest good and boasts to the Malaa’ikah (Angels) over you. So show unto Allah ta’ala righteousness from yourselves. For verily the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah’s Mercy in this month.”