"Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of ramadhan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah's rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven"
When you see the crescent (of the month of Ramadan), start fasting, and when you see the crescent (of the month of Shawwal), stop fasting; and if the sky is overcast (and you can't see It) then regard the crescent (month) of Ramadan (as of 30 days)
"When Ramadan begins, the gates of
"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." [Bukhari]
"There is a gate in
"Whoever doesn't desist from speaking falsehood and acting upon it, Allah has no need that he desist from his food and drink." (Bukhari)
Kaab bin Ujrah (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) relates: "Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said: "Come near to the pulpit, and we came near the pulpit. When he ascended the first step of the pulpit, he said: "Aameen'. When he ascended the second step, he said: 'Aameen'. When he ascended the third step, he said: 'Aameen'. When he descended, we said: 'O Rasul of Allah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), we have heard from you today something which we never heard before.' He said. "When I ascended the first step." 'Jibrail' appeared before me and said: "Woe to him who found the blessed month of Ramadhan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness." Upon that I said: "Aameen". When I ascended the second step, he said, 'Woe to him before whom thy name is mentioned and then he does not recite 'Durood' (invoke Allah's blessings) on you". I replied: "Aameen." When I ascended the third step, he said "Woe unto him in whose presence his parents or either one of them attains old age, and (through failure to serve them) he is not allowed to enter 'Jannah". I said "Aameen"
Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallaahu Anhu) reports that: "Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said one day when Ramadhan had drawn near; "The month of Ramadhan, the month of Blessings has come to you, wherein Allah turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives your faults, accepts prayers, appreciates your competition for the greatest good and boasts to the angels about you. So show to Allah your righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah's Mercy in this month."