Wednesday, June 7, 2017


(Al-hamdulillah – “We are grateful to the Lord”)

The ninth month of Islamic calendar, is also the month of Ramzan, holiest month in Islam, which is also the fasting month for the Muslims. The month lasts for 29-30 days based on the sighting of the crescent moon. Fasting from dawn until sunset is obligatory for adult Muslims.

To refrain from sinful behavior – false speech, insulting, cursing, lying.  Fasting doesn’t have to be only bodily and physical by abstaining oneself form the food and drinks but also refraining oneself from the bad deeds! A believer has to temporarily eschew inappropriate action and speech.

To lead a life of thankfulness of God. We, human beings are blessed with so many things, which are taken for granted, we become so accustomed to them that we fail to realize that we don’t take them as blessings from God. The month of Ramzan also makes us feel how precious these blessings are.

“Believers, fasting has been prescribed for you, just as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may guard yourself against evil” Quran (2:183)

“He desires you to fast the whole month, so that you may glorify Him for having guided you and so that you may be grateful for him” Quran (2:185)

“So verily with the hardship there is relief. Quran (94:5-6)

The spirit of prayer is humility. The spirit of zakat is charity. The spirit of hajj is unity. The spirit of fasting is patience.

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