ASSALAM ALEIKUM , WELCOME and RAMADAN KAREEM.
May Allah give you the strength, and health to keep all your fasts. May you be showered by his blessings, and enwrapped in Noor.
Mashallah, many Thanks to Shaykspeara and Destitute for starting this blog. I realise they are busy, and it is wonderful that they have managed to get it together.
From my side, I will be posting as much as I can and whenever I can, be it things I will write on my own, or simply cut and paste.I am not claiming to any originality on my posts, as I am here for the sharing of knowledge.
We are not here to critcise, but to share and learn, and clear our many misconceptions.
So in the spirit of this Holy month, let us begin.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar. Once the sighting of the new moon is authenticated, several customs and practices begin as part of the deep rooted Ramadan tradition. The fundamental aspect of Ramadan is fasting. The primary principle behind fasting is to instruct Muslims the virtues of self discipline, self restraint and kindness. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan reinforces the family ties. At Iftar the entire family along with the friends and acquaintances gather together to break the fast and to greet each other Ramadan Mubarak. Likewise at Suhur the family and friends come together and share the light meal in the spirit of Ramadan.
Fasting also fosters friendship and social interaction as Ramadan is also known as the month of invitation. It that time of the year when friends, family members, colleagues invite their loved ones to their homes to have Iftar together.