Benefits of Fasting

by Fatin Khairallah The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement. If put into proper practice, these self-checks lead to purification of the inner-self. The fasting performed in Ramadan is one of the most successful ways to formulate good habits. When conducted for the [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:09+00:00June 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Strengthening Bonds

Musaddique Thange, 35, hopes to bring more self-discipline and piety in his life through the fast of Ramadan. Breaking the fast with his family, while difficult at times, is one of his priorities. “In my opinion, Ramadan is not only a personal spiritual endeavor but should also be an opportunity [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:45+00:00September 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Personal Perspectives on Ramadan

Saulat Pervez Every year, Muslims experience a unique excitement and jubilation as Ramadan approaches. Homes are cleaned, groceries are stocked, children are prepped – but, above all, many resolutions are made. A time for spiritual nourishment and self-introspection, Ramadan heralds a classic opportunity to draw closer to God, and to [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:45+00:00September 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Spiritual and Moral Reawakening

10/15/04 - Today is the first of Ramadan, the month for spiritual reawakening and reaffirmation of faith. It is the month in which Allah "sent down the Criterion to His servant, that it may be an admonition to all worlds". Allah said, "When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:07+00:00June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Why Muslims Fast

An excerpt from AbdulWahid Hamid's Islam The Natural Way Every year, for one complete lunar month-the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, adult Muslims are required to fast. From dawn to sunset in the month of Ramadan, they refrain from all food and drink and sexual relations with the spouse. [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Fasting

Fasting is an act of deep personal worship to God in which Muslims seek to raise their level of God-consciousness. The act of fasting redirects the heart away from worldly activities and towards the remembrance of God. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|
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