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Friday, June 27, 2014


 Why do you fasting on the month of Ramadhan?

By Tanima Mim Hossain

So, what is the first thing you think about when you hear the word “Ramadan”? Oof…Fasting, sleeping all day, yummy iftars (meals to break the fast), and you can be sure that everyone—and I mean everyone—knows what time maghrib (sunset) is. In fact, it is probably the only prayer time people set their alarm clocks to in Ramadan.

But, did you ever learn to look beyond what you see? Did you ever consider that Ramadan might have a grander purpose, a higher aspiration? Let’s read on, shall we?

The month of Ramadan is, of course, the month in which the Glorious Qur’an was sent down from Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (swt). Heavy stuff, huh? Each and every revelation, every beautiful verse of this magnificent Book was sent down in this month to guide not only a particular region or a group of people, but the whole of humanity; a dedication to the entire human race. It was sent down to us from God Himself. To mankind, from God. No wonder this month has been given such distinction.