Ramzan Mubarak to all, irrespective of religion. I love you all as my own.
The month of fasting once again brings us closer to the Almighty God and each other through caring and sharing. God revealed a part of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) for the first time in the month of Ramzan and so Muslims all over the world celebrate the anniversary of that event in this month. Besides the many health benefits it carries, the fasting makes us feel the pain of those who don’t even have food to eat. We also pay the Zakat (compulsory poor due) in the month of Ramzan to help the less privileged fulfill the basic needs of life.
We all know that fasting is best cleanser for our systems. But, besides the many health benefits it carries, the fasting makes us feel the pain of those who don’t even have food to eat. A day of fasting can have a positive effect on our body, mind, and spirit. Just think how much benefit a month of fasting would bring. What has amazed me over the years is that there are non-Muslims who give value to the fasting part of this Holy month and fast for at least a day or two. Muslims also get together with their friends from other religions and host an Iftar party where we forget all differences and break our fasts. May God bless us all with Peace and good understanding.
Five times a day prayers
Even Muslims who find it hard to say their five times a day compulsory prayer offer those prayers in this month to achieve closeness with God because these prayers are a pre-requisite to the acceptance of our fasts. Moreover, God promises to increase the reward of every good deed we do in the month of Ramazan as compared to that if it was done in some other month.
One of the most important part of the Muslim prayers is the Surah Fateha which starts with the words Alhamdolillahe Rabbil alamin (Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds). It is noteworthy that we say Lord of the worlds and not just Muslims, as we all have been created by the same God who belongs to all of us, irrespective of race and religion.
As a pillar of Islam, zakat is a form of obligatory charity that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. With the literal meaning of the word being ‘to cleanse,’ Muslims believe that paying zakat purifies, increases and blesses the remainder of their wealth.
Let us take care of each other, especially the poor, and also pray for each other’s welfare. May Allah take better care of you and your family. May He also gives us a permanent solution to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I wish I could host an Iftar party for you all, but think of this blog party as the same where instead of food I invite you to share your comments.