Hadrat Ka’ab ibn Ujrah Radiallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked us to come close to the Mimbar. We came closer to the Mimbar.
When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ascended the first step he said, “Ameen!” Similarly, he said ‘Ameen’ on ascending the second and third step.
We said, “O messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam We had seen you doing something that you had never done before.
He said, “Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam appeared before me and said,
‘Woe and destruction to that person that finds the month of Ramdaan yet he cannot get his sins forgiven.’
On this I said, “Ameen.”
In one narration it is mentioned that Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam commanded Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to say, “Ameen.”
From this we can understand the greatness of this month. Everything has been put in place for the forgiveness of a person.
In this month the doors of Jahannam are closed so there aren’t any effects of Jahannam. The rebellious Shayateen are chained. There isn’t any intake of food and water so a person doesn’t even have energy to indulge in sin. When there is supply of food and water then one has sufficient energy to do as he wants.
When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ascended further, Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam said,
“Woe and destruction to that person that finds both his parents or either one of them in their old age yet does not attain Jannat as a result of not serving them.”
On this Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Ameen.”
Finally Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam said,
“Woe and destruction to that person who hears the name of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam yet does not send Durood upon him.”
On this Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Ameen!”
Source: Ramadhaan an Auspiscious Month