What a Royal Welcome to those who observe fast!
وعن سهل بن سعد عن النبي قَالَ : « إنَّ في الجَنَّةِ بَاباً يُقَالُ لَهُ : الرَّيَّانُ ، يَدْخُلُ مِنْهُ الصَّائِمُونَ يَومَ القِيَامَةِ ، لا يَدْخُلُ مِنْهُ أحدٌ غَيْرُهُمْ
يقال : أيْنَ الصَّائِمُونَ ؟ فَيَقُومُونَ لا يَدخُلُ مِنْهُ أَحَدٌ غَيْرُهُمْ ، فَإذَا دَخَلُوا أُغْلِقَ فَلَمْ يَدْخُلْ مِنْهُ أَحَدٌ » . متفقٌ عَلَيْهِِ
Narrated by Sahl bin Sa’d (May Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said, “In Jannah there is a gate which is called Ar-Raiy’yaan through which only those who observe Saum (fasting) will enter on the Day of Resurrection. None else will enter through it. It will be called out, “Where are those who observe fasting?” So they will stand up and proceed towards it. When the last of them will have entered, the gate will be closed and then no one will enter through that gate.”
(Riyadhus Saliheen, Hadeeth No. 1217)
Commentary: This Hadeeth tells us about the special distinction of those who observe Saum. “Only those who observe Saum” signify the faithful who not only observe Saum during the month of Ramadhaan but also frequently observe voluntary fasts over and above the obligatory ones, otherwise Saum of Ramadan are compulsory for every Muslim.