The month of Ramadan is an annual occurrence for all Muslims. It is the month of fasting, the month of dedication, and the month of the Quran. It is also the month of mercy. Just the fact that the Quran was brought down in that month and the prophet Muhammad (ppuh), well… became a prophet is mercy enough.
Yet, Allah bestows upon us His mercy every Ramadan by chaining the devils
“When Ramadan begins, the gates of mercy are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up.”
Sunan an-Nasa’i, Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2107.
Now, this does not mean that evil ceases to exist during this month, that there is no more injustice on Earth, and that people stop doing bad deeds altogether during Ramadan. What this means is that those actions aren’t influenced by devils, but by our own selves, Nafs.
So, if you do a bad deed during this month, or think of something unlawful, know that this is not a temptation from Satan, but of your own being.
This might sound weird, but this is in fact a mercy so you can cleanse yourself of this action, since it is an influence from within. Plus, if you find yourself refraining from a bad deed that you normally do the rest of the year, then know that this comes from the devil, and can be more diligent come around the rest of the year.