Ramadan: When Allah Gives You A “Blank Cheque”
One of the beauties of our Lord, Cherisher and Sustainer is His immense love for us to see us move towards Paradise and in fact the highest levels in Paradise. For every acts of virtue or goodness, He has reciprocated a reward for it in manifold.
The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) said, “The reward of every (good) deed of a person is multiplied from ten to seven hundred times.”
Source: Sahih Muslim
He does not leave any act but that an angel has been appointed to record it in a book as God Almighty says:
“And the record [of deeds] will be placed [open], and you will see the criminals fearful of that within it, and they will say, “Oh, woe to us! What is this book that leaves nothing small or great except that it has enumerated it?” And they will find what they did present [before them]. And your Lord does injustice to no one.”
Surah al-Kahf Chapter 18 Verse 49
Now we can find that majority of the good deeds are rewarded by Allah, the Most High by appointing the range of the reward but in the case of fasting it is exceptionally different. God says through the lips of His prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
“(Allah says about the fasting person), ‘He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The fast is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.”
Source: Sahih Al-Bukhari
For many us we may know that some people might appear to be fasting apparently but behind the scenes no one but the Creator knows if truly they are fasting. In this regard, depending on the nature of the sincerity and God consciousness of the fasting person will indicate the level of reward he get from his maker. That is in actual sense like saying you have a “blank cheque”, who would not run for such a privilege.