Wishing all Muslims a blessed Ramadaan this holy month
Ramadaan is the month of spiritual excitement in the Muslim World.
It is the month of fasting and recitation of the Holy Qur’an, which was revealed during this auspicious month – the month of Tahajjud (night prayers) and Qiyam al-Lail (night vigils), Taraweeh prayers, Sadaqah (charity), Zakatul-Fitr (Almsgiving) Zakat-ulMal, and so on.
It is also the month of social activities among Muslims.
During this time, Muslims’ lifestyles undergo a dramatic change, with the nights wearing a festive look.
The whole pattern of private and public life is transformed along with timings for schools, universities and the workplace.
The spiritual fervour of Ramadaan supersedes all other activities throughout the year.
No one can explain the happiness unless he seeks the blessings of this Holy Month, day and night.
A Muslim, while fasting, experiences the aesthetic pleasure of almighty Allah’s proximity and the joy of divine blessings.
This feeling instils the willpower in the believers to lead a life of contentment, filled with Allah’s remembrance and ever responsive to his divine commandments.
A Muslim who fasts experiences feelings of great spirituality and a profound sense of exaltation.
He is sure of himself and is confident of moving towards perfection, because he consciously musters all his senses to direct his powerful willpower to serve and please His Creator and Lord.
Fasting is not confined to one’s inner self alone, but also has its social effects in influencing the community as an integrated whole.
A fasting community enjoys all the benefits resulting from obedience to the Almighty. It is a society almost free of crime, jealousy, gossip and hatred.
A society that asserts its supremacy over the materialistic world feels proud of its adherence to spiritual values.
It is among the wonderful aspects of Islam which build character and develop personality, and help mould social life.
We wish all Muslims around the globe a blessed Ramadaan Mubarak and a Blessed and joyous Eid-ul-Fitr. Cape Town