Why Forgive others during the Month of Holy Ramadhan? How can we move up the ladder of spiritual development when we hold bitterness and anger towards another person? Forgiving others, apart from positively affecting our health (less stress) and our minds (one less negative thing to focus on), is a necessary step to closeness to Allah (SWT).
Get Excited! Ramadhan is Near! The many aspects of Ramadan - fasting, prayers, moral values, charity, Holy Quran, family, Eid - provide a valuable opportunity to train kids. Training requires effort, energy and a few techniques to take off.
Ramadan: Spring of the Holy Qur'an In this holy month, we have been fortunate to be given a very good opportunity, one that has been given to us without asking or begging Allah. Many a times, one does not avail a bounty simply because he cannot recognize its significance and cannot appreciate the bounty, and therefore is unable to benefit from these momentary, limited windows of opportunity.
Planning for the Big Picture Planning for the big picture often means confronting our faults and failures. Ramadan offers us the best opportunity in this regard. The beginning of the new year is usually considered a good time to set goals and make resolutions. Ramadan is even better.
EID - A Night to Plead - A Day to Treat Eid is the culmination of this spiritual empowerment and a festival marking the accomplishment of all Muslims. However, it does not signal the end of the mission. Whilst the day of Eid is a joyous occasion the night should be one of contemplation and worship.
The Fruits of Fasting for the Servants of Allah The philosophy of the fast is well-known: It gives the servants of Allah a training in discipline, self-control, unquestioned obedience to God. It cultivates self-denial in Man so that he may be able to understand the problems facing the community and society. . .
The Significance of Ramadhan According to Islamic belief, every action, whether good or bad, carries more weight in this month. Thus, charity is a virtue at all times, but is more virtuous in this month; and injustice is an evil at all times, but is more evil in these days. Reciting Qur'an is a commendable deed whole year around, but during the fast it assumes a far greater significance. The Holy Prophet has said: "Everything has its own spring season, and the spring of the Qur'an is the month of Ramadhan.". . .
The Holy Month of Ramadhan Ramadhan provides an opportunity for Muslims to rekindle relationships with their family, friends and other members of the community. It is a time when Muslims demonstrate their charitable nature, and stand in unison with those who are less fortunate. In relation to the importance of reaching out and building the spirit of brotherhood, the Prophet Muhammad(s) stated. . .
Ramadhan a thirty-day challenge I have learnt one thing in life and that is the more I sacrifice, the nearer I get to God. I look at fasting as a test of patience and a workout for the nafs (inner self). Throughout the year I see people running up and down the streets with their gym bags, pumping up their muscles. . .