March 27, 2010
As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu
(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be on all of you)

O you who believe! Observing al-sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become al-muttaqoon (the pious). (Qur’an al-Baqarah 2:183)

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calender. The month of Ramadan is to pure ourselves physically and spiritually.  Fasting is obligatory upon all Muslims who have reached the age of maturity. Ramadan is a holy month, which is full of divine blessings and mercy. This month is a gift from Allah (the creater of all creatures) to the followers of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Therefore, we should value this gift that comes along once a year. We Muslims should show more gratitude and gratefullness to Allah s.w.t in this month.

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