Islam considers giving in the way of Allah and feeding the hungry and poor as meritorious act especially in the month of Ramadan. There is, however, another aspect that most Muslims have not paid attention to: the reasons for poverty and the need to alleviate it.
Ramadan is much more than going without food, water or other bodily pleasures for some hours during the day. Fasting should lead to the building of an upright character that is at peace with its Creator as well as with His creation.
This Ramadan is unlike any other Muslims have experienced in history. While under virtual lockdown, it should remind us that there are millions of people under permanent lockdown as well as hundreds of millions going hungry to bed.
This Ramadan is likely to be very different from the Muslims’ past experiences. Since the revelation of the noble Qur’an is intimately linked with Ramadan, Muslims should utilize this opportunity to understand the Divine message to implement it in their lives.
For Muslims the month of Ramadan is more than simply going without food and drink for a number of hours. Ramadan is the also the month of the Qur’an and for worldwide al-Quds rallies to draw attention to its continued illegal occupation.
Remember, the doors of Paradise are open. It is your determination to go there that counts. Remember, Allah's forgiveness is readily available; it is your will to ask for it.
There is a symbiotic relationship between Ramadan, taqwa and the noble Qur’an. Muslims need to engage the noble Qur’an more fully in the month of Ramadan to understand this better.
It was in the month of Ramadan that the first few ayat of the majestic Qur’an were revealed to the noble Messenger (saws). Muslims must engage the divine Book in earnest. The Ascendant Qur’an by Imam Muhammad al Asi enables them to do so.
The spiritual benefits of Ramadan are well known but its medical aspects, especially its role in regenerating the body’s immune system is only now becoming apparent.
As we mark the end of the month of Ramadan, we wish all our readers, supporters and friends a Happy Eid.1
Ramadan is a month of blessings. The noble Messenger (peace be upon him) has said that this is the month of the Ummah. In another hadith, he is reported to have said that Allah will reward His faithful servants for their good deeds from 10 to 50 but for the person fasting for the sake of Allah, he/she will be rewarded abundantly by the Merciful Lord. Ramadan Kareem!
Ramadan must mean more than going hungry or thirsty for 15-17 hours a day. Muslims must strive to build taqwa, the real purpose of Ramadan. Understanding the true meaning of taqwa is the first step.
With the month of Ramadan approaching, a host of Saudi agents masquerading as self-styled experts will emerge from the woodwork to try and convince unsuspecting Muslims about moonsighting claims. Their agenda is to conform to Saudi claims completely disregarding Qur’anic injunctions and the Prophetic Sunnah.
Ramadan must mean more than merely abstaining from food and drinks for a specified number of hours even if this would be arduous in the summer months. Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an and Muslims must engage the noble Book for true guidance.
With so much mayhem in the Muslim world, it is important that we do not lose sight of the continued Zionist occupation of al-Quds (Jerusalem). The last Friday of Ramadan has been designated as the Day of Quds and Muslims would do well to remember it and join it.
Allah (swt) has linked fasting in the month of Ramadan with the building of taqwa—the active self-consciousness of Allah’s (swt) power presence in our lives. This can only be achieved by caring and sharing with those that are less fortunate than us in the world.
Ramadan should mean more than simply going hungry. There must be the wholehearted obedience to Allah’s (swt) commands in order to achieve the true purpose for which we fast: upholding truth and justice even though the challenges may be huge.
The principal philosophy behind fasting in Ramadan is to build taqwa. What does it mean? Zafar Bangash explains.1