Ramadan Reflections

There is one month of the year that Muslims eagerly await the countdown

 

It is the blessed month of Ramadan; the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar

 

It falls on different dates each year, thus it has no seasonal boundaries, making each memory so more remarkable

 

Muslims fast from dawn till sunset. To the mortal eye, they abstain from food and drink

 

But, there is so much more to it than a mere act of physical abstinence; that is the spiritual awakening

 

In the Quran, we learn about this rejuvenation:

Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness. (Quran 2:183)

 

Muslims haste in Ramadan to do even more good deeds. The Quran was revealed in Ramadan, which makes it the month of Quran; echoing serene and beautiful daily recitations and night prayers; at homes and in mosques

 

Muslims hasten to feed and clothe the needy, hosting breaking the fast banquets, sharing gifts in Ramadan as well as in Eid

 

Eid marks the end of Ramadan; it comes with the sighting of the new moon of the tenth month of Shawwal

 

It is celebrated by a congregational prayer; bringing families and friends together in harmonious celebrations with festive attire and delectable cuisines

 

If you haven’t yet, we would be delighted to have you join us this Ramadan in a unique journey of spirituality and unity

 

May you have a blessed Ramadan

 

About Suzana Nabil Saad
Suzana Nabil Saad is the Ask About Islam Editor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the Faculty of Languages, Ain Shams University, Egypt. She obtained her Master’s Degree of Arts in English Literature from Gothenburg University, Sweden. She currently resides in Colorado, USA with her husband, and two kids. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, ideally followed by nature excursions.