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.
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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
The holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting and the most special time of the year for most Muslims, is almost upon us. It is a time that Muslims everywhere look forward to with anticipation, and the passing of which for another year is widely mourned.
There is a close relationship between the noble Qur’an and Ramadan. It was in this month in the fortieth year of his life in Makkah that Muhammad (pbuh) had a dramatic encounter in the Cave of Hira’ with the archangel, Gabriel (a).
This year, the month of September coincides with the holy month of Ramadan. In the Seerah of the Prophet and throughout Muslim history, this has been a month of jihad and activism. Yet in the modernworld., it has become one of passivity and personal piety. FAHAD ANSARI explores this paradox.
Ramadan, the month of fasting, is linked to a number of important events in Islamic history. It is the month in which the Qur’an was first sent down from the Lawh Mahfuz (the “well-guarded tablet,” al-Qur’an 85:22) and in its earthly form given to the Prophet Muhammad (saw).1
Ramadan is undoubtedly the most special time of the year for Muslims all over the world, a time of prayers, reflection and collective reassertion of our faith and commitment to Islam. MUZAFFAR IQBAL looks back at the details of the first month of fasting in the early history of Islam.