Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the day time hours in a complete fast.

During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world go without food, drink, and other eatables during the day time hours. Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. It is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God and practice self-sacrifice.

The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to withdraw” – and it means not only holding back from food and drink but from evil actions, thoughts and words.

During Ramadan, every part of the body must be controlled. The tongue must be controlled from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must be controlled from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must be controlled from listening to idle talk or offensive words. The feet must be controlled from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.

May Allah help us to do our best.

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