Ramadan is the month of fasting, and the month of taking away sins and replacing them with reading the Holy Quran, more prayers and doing more good deeds. In Ramadan, adult Muslims fast for 30 days. They wake up early in the morning to eat breakfast called “Suhoor” followed by congregational prayer. The fast ends in the evening with a meal which is called “Iftar”.   

The purpose of Ramadan is to feel how it is to be poor with no food, and so that we care about the needy more.

The Quran says: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous” [2:184].

During Ramadan, we give charity to the needy. At the end of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid-ul-fitr. On this day, we gather at the mosque for congregational prayer in the morning to thank God for enabling us to fast and worship Him during this holy month.  

Happy Ramadan to all who are observing it.

Sajeela Ahmad, 8


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