Dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
Assalamu Alaikum. I wish you and your families Ramadhan Mubaarak. May the Barakah of Allah SWT descend on us as individuals, as families, as a Jamaa’ah and as an Ummah.
May Allah help Muslims from all over the globe to have a peaceful and blessed Ramadhan. Let us also hope that by Fasting in the month of Ramadhan we as a community will exemplify the best of the Muslim character as we interact with the wider society especially when the opinion of Muslims is at an all time low.
Ramadhan is about faith, kindness, generosity, perseverance and striving to achieve a higher spiritual reality with our Creator and a deeper consciousness of Allah within ourselves known as Taqwa.
Allah affirms in 2/183: O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqûn.
Let us remember those who are suffering across the globe. We should pray for them as prayer of a Fasting person is accepted by Allah. Rasoolullahpeace be up on him, said:”There are three people whose supplications are not rejected: the fasting person when he breaks the fast, the just ruler and the supplication of the oppressed”. [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Ibn Hibban]
May Allah forgive us and have mercy upon us and give us the taufeeq to make the best use of this month of Ramadhan.
Your Brother in Islam
President, Islamic Circle of North America