There is a famous hadith commonly quoted by Muslims on Ramadan. The hadith goes as follows:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “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.” (Sahih al-Bukhari 1899)
According to this Hadith, the devils are chained. The devils are what causes evil desires and actions. By this logic: [the Islamic version of] evil is chained.
But is it really?
- I lost faith in Islam during Ramadan of 2012 after a long period of doubt and critical examination.
- Indonesian Police forces warn their local communities on rising crime rates (such as theft, prostitution and mugging) in Ramadan compared to the rest of the year. (Also try this article.)
- Egypt has witnessed rising crime rates in Ramadan
- Child trafficking increases in Yemen during Ramadan.
- According to a study in Morocco, irritability increases in the month of Ramadan.