The propitious month of Ramadan is coming up in April this year, it is a time for reflection, contemplation, and celebration. To help you prepare for a blessed month this Ramadan, Here’s what you need to know.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. During this sacred month, Muslims worldwide Muslims won’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah. This begins on the first sighting of a crescent moon following the start of the new moon calendar.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:

“When there comes the month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are opened, and the gates of Hell are locked and the devils are chained.”

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What happens during Ramadan?

During the month of Ramadan, fasting from crack of dawn to sunset is obligatory upon Muslims who are allowed and are able to do so, it symbolizes spiritual cleansing, an effort to become closer to God, and an attempt to gain a better understanding of human sacrifices and suffering .

The act of fasting calls for Muslims to practice self-discipline and sacrifice, as well as reflect upon and show compassion for the less fortunate. Muslims are also reminded to be generous and increase their charitable activities during this month.

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times.

Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. For, one abandons his desire and food for My sake.

(AL-BUKHARI)

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Muhammad, upon him be peace, said:

“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).”

(AL-BUKHARI AND MUSLIM)

The propitious month of Ramadan is coming up in April this year, it is a time for reflection, contemplation, and celebration. To help you prepare for a blessed month this Ramadan, Here’s what you need to know.

ZAKAT





FIDYA

FITRAANA

IFTAR

FOOD PACK

EID GIFT

In celebration of Ramadan, consider donating to one of these highly-rated charities which have specific Zakat designated funds and strive donating towards the alleviation of hunger amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.