Sharing the Blessings of Ramzan
Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the holy month of Ramzan. This is a very special occasion for the Muslim community as each individual strives to gain the maximum mercy and blessings of God through his good deeds.
This is the month of charity, kindness and getting closer to the mercy of God by temporarily moving away from the worldly deeds and devoting more time in this month to prayers and charity.
Ramzan has commenced in most part of the world while other will begin it on the 7th of May. The difference in the commencement is due to the dependence on the sighting of the moon.
Unlike the Gregorian calendar where days of a month are fixed, the Hijri calendar depends on the sighting of the moon.
Ramzan is a period during which the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) says the doors of hell are firmly sealed and the doors to heaven are widely opened.
The Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month.
The fasting day starts with a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and ends with a meal called iftaar.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is compulsory for all Muslims except those who are exempted i.e, those suffering from a disease, travelers, elderly, etc.
Followers are advised to avoid gossip, arguments, and fightings while they observe self-restraint, self-control and self-discipline during the month – they should be seeking blessings through prayers and charity.
With so many families without proper job and food, it would be nice for us to ensure that we share our resources with them to provide them a happy ramzan.