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Are Sins Multiplied In Ramadan – the multiplication of rewards and punishments

By February 28, 2023No Comments
are sins multiplied in ramadan

These are all great questions that many Muslims have during Ramadan. In this article your all queries relayed from are sins multiplied in ramadan? what happens if you sin in ramadan? And do sins get multiplied in ramadan? To get the answers keep reading till end. 

  1. If rewards are multiplied during Ramadan, does that mean the punishment for sins is as well?

The short answer isMuslim ummah must regret or repent over sins in the scared month of Ramadan. As it is mentioned from Quranic verses that the holy month will multiply the good deeds no. While the rewards for good deeds are multiplied during Ramadan, the punishment for sins is not necessarily multiplied. However, it’s important to remember that all sins have consequences, whether they are committed during Ramadan or not. We should always strive to avoid committing sins, no matter what time of year it is.

  1. If the devils are chained up in Ramadan, how do people still commit sins?

While it’s true that the devils are chained up during Ramadan, this does not mean that they cannot influence us. We still have free will and are capable of making our own choices. Additionally, there are other factors that can lead to sinning, such as our own desires and temptations.

  1. Do sins nullify our fasting?

Committing sins does not nullify our fasting, but it can decrease the reward we receive for it. Fasting is not just about abstaining from food and drink; it’s also about cultivating good deeds and avoiding sins. If we commit sins while fasting, we are not fulfilling the full purpose of the fast.

  1. If we commit a major sin during fasting, does that mean we cut our fasting and make it up some other day?

Committing a major sin during fasting does not necessarily mean that we have to cut our fast and make it up another day. However, if the sin involves breaking the fast (e.g. intentionally eating or drinking), then the fast is nullified and we would need to make it up another day. It’s important to seek forgiveness for any sins we may commit and to try to avoid them in the future.

What is the factor by which the reward for righteous deeds in Ramadan is multiplied?

Ramadan is the month in Islam that comes with immense rewards that can be earned through acts of worship and righteous deeds during this blessed month. It also emphasizes the seriousness of committing acts of disobedience during this time, as they carry a greater burden of sin.

Reward for good deeds

Islamic teachings explain that the reward for good deeds can be multiplied in terms of both quantity and quality. For example, Laylat al-Qadr, the Night of Decree, is considered to be better than a thousand months, so any worship performed on that night is equivalent to worshipping for a thousand months. Similarly, performing ‘Umrah during Ramadan is equivalent in reward to performing Hajj.

However, it’s important to note that bad deeds are never multiplied in quantity, but only in quality, meaning the level of sin and punishment is greater. Therefore, Muslims should strive to avoid committing sins during Ramadan and focus on performing good deeds to earn the multiplied rewards that come with this month.

Rewards in Ramadan

Ramadan is a highly esteemed month in Islamic teachings, and acts of obedience during this month are of immense virtue and earn a greatly multiplied reward. The sin of acts of disobedience during this month is also greater and more serious than sins at other times. Muslims are encouraged to make the most of this blessed month by doing acts of worship and righteous deeds, and giving up bad deeds, in the hope that Allah will bless them by accepting those deeds and enabling them to adhere to the truth. The multiplication of reward for good deeds – in Ramadan and at other times – is multiplication in terms of quantity and quality. A good deed earns a more than tenfold reward and the reward is made greater and more abundant. The bad deed, on the other hand, is multiplied in terms of quality only, meaning the level of sin and punishment is greater.

Laylat al-Qadr is better than a thousand months

Islamic teachings explain these multiplications with regard to some deeds and sometimes. For example, Laylat al-Qadr is better than a thousand months, so a deed that is done on that night is better than a deed that is done for one thousand months without Laylat al-Qadr. Additionally, performing ‘Umrah in Ramadan is equivalent in reward to Hajj, which is one of the pillars of Islam. While there are reports from some of the salaf that speaks of the factor by which the reward is multiplied, these reports cannot be taken as evidence. Nonetheless, they can be quoted for inspiration, such as saying tasbeeh in Ramadan being better than saying a thousand tasbeehs at other times, or fasting one day in Ramadan being better than fasting a thousand days.

Is it true that sayi’aat (bad deeds) are multiplied in Ramadaan? Is the same true of hasanaat (good deeds)? Is there any evidence to that effect?.

Multiplication of good deeds (hasanaat) and bad deeds (sayi’aat) can occur at special times and places, but there is a difference between how they are multiplied. When it comes to hasanaat, they are multiplied both in terms of quantity and quality. The quantity refers to the number of times a good deed is multiplied, with the reward being ten times the like thereof. The quality refers to the vastness and greatness of the reward. On the other hand, sayi’aat are only multiplied in terms of quality, meaning the sin is greater and the punishment is more severe. One bad deed equals one sayi’ah, and it cannot be more than one.

According to Mataalib Uli al-Nuha (2/385), hasanaat and sayi’aat are multiplied in special places like Makkah, Madeenah, and Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), as well as during special times like Fridays, sacred months, and Ramadan. The multiplication of hasanaat is a matter where there is no difference of opinion among scholars. However, regarding the multiplication of sayi’aat, some scholars followed the view of Ibn ‘Abbaas and Ibn Mas’ood that they are multiplied in quality but not in quantity. Other scholars disagreed with this view.

According to Quranic verses:

“Whoever brings a good deed (Islamic Monotheism and deeds of obedience to Allaah and His Messenger) shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed (polytheism, disbelief, hypocrisy, and deeds of disobedience to Allaah and His Messenger) shall have only the recompense of the like thereof, and they will not be wronged”

[al-An’aam 6:160] 

“and whoever inclines to evil actions therein [i.e., in al-Masjid al-Haraam in Makkah] or to do wrong (i.e. practise polytheism and leave Islamic Monotheism), him We shall cause to taste from a painful torment”

[al-Hajj 22:25] 

According to Sunnah 

Whoever performs voluntary good deeds during Ramadan out of faith and in the hope of earning reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” [Hadith, recorded in Bukhari and Muslim]


what happens if you sin in ramadan?

Allah is indeed the Most Merciful and Forgiving, and it’s important that we keep this in mind and seek His forgiveness with sincerity and repentance. As stated in the Quran:

“Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.”” [Quran 39:53]

May Allah guide us all on the path of righteousness and grant us forgiveness for our sins. Ameen.

Whoever constantly seeks forgiveness from Allah, Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from sources he does not expect (Abu Dawud Book 20, Hadith 1873 Riyad as-Salihin)

… And do not lose hope in the mercy of Allah; indeed none lose hope in the mercy of Allah except the most ungrateful people (Qu’ran 12:87)

Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing (Qu’ran 2:268)


Muslim ummah must regret or repent over sins in the scared month of Ramadan. As it is mentioned from Quranic verses that the holy month will multiply the good deeds. But if you are afraid from Allah from his extreme anger. Then you must ask for forgiveness. And the Allah is most merciful and forgiver who ask for it. Earn the virtues by doing good deeds that will comes to you in in multiplication. While the sin will be removed if you do toba with true heart.


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