According to our research Islam teaches that during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan the gates of hell are closed and then re-opened when Ramadan ends.
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
“When the first night of the month of Ramadan comes, the devils and rebellious Jinn are chained up and the gates of Hell are closed, and not one gate of it is opened. The gates of Paradise are opened and not one gate of it is closed. A caller cries out, ‘O seeker of good, proceed; O seeker of evil, desist.’ Allaah saves some people from Hell - and that happens every night.”
“O seeker of good, proceed!” is a call to the people who want to do good deeds to proceed, because this is their opportunity for doing good deeds as they will be rewarded generously for every little effort.
“O seeker of evil, desist!” is a call to the people who want to get involved in evil deeds to stop and repent, because this is the time for repenting to Allaah The Almighty.
There are many questions surrounding this such as what about sins committed during this time, etc. Fifteen points of "benefits and rulings" are listed on their site.
Ultimately the religion of Islam is a testimony to the beauty of the Gospel (good news) of Christ. The Bible narrows the obedience requirements in the New Covenant down to one.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.If you read the "benefits and rulings" outlined on the "Merits of Ramadan" site there is a great deal of confusion about these rules and customs, heaven's gates opening and closing to one group but not another at certain times and not others and yet for others though not all the time. And hell's gates opening and closing though not in contradiction of paragraph such and such section this or that.
It reads like a legal document.
And yet we know from the Bible that God is not the author of confusion. He has made it crystal clear through the progressive narrative contained in those pages that throughout the ages it has been proven over and over that humanity is utterly corrupt and utterly incapable of saving itself. Therefore God prepared a sacrifice, Himself, for us. And it is through this sacrificial act of love that heaven's gates are perpetually open to all who call on the name of the Lord... to all who are simply led by the Spirit of God.
So we here at PPSIMMONS would like to take this opportunity to reach out to the Muslim community and say - come to Jesus, who has opened the doors to the heavenly adoption agency, and who will never close them for you.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.