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Ramadan Mubarak - 2014

By Zohaib Liaqat - 2 Comments
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Every day during this blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslims in spirituality and humility. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.
The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

"Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven."

Why is this so significant?

Because it is the month that Allah revealed the Qur'an to the last Prophet, Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him). Allah revealed the first verses of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam. Fasting during the month of Ramadan, is one of the five pillars of Islam. In the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset to seek the blessings of Allah. During Ramadan, Muslims request forgiveness for sins in the past and pray for direction.

Meaning of Fast

Fast doesn't only means to abstain from eating and drinking. During Ramadan/Fast, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.

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We wish you all a very Happy, Joyous and Blessed Ramadan with all our Warm Wishes.May the Spirit of Ramadan Stay in Our Hearts, Illuminate the World and Show us the way to Peace and Harmony.

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