Ramadan Facts

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10 Points about Ramadan
There are many important things to understand when fasting during the holy month of Ramadan to be able to take the maximum benefit from the wisdom and teachings we may gain during this blessed month. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that – Don’t the day of fasting be the same as the day you don’t fast. He was talking about our behaviour and our attitude differences when fasting and when not fasting. I will now expand on 10 points on why we fast during the month of Ramadan: 1. Gaining Taqwa- Allah decreed fasting during Ramadan for gaining taqwa - "O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those before you, so that you may attain taqwa." [Noble Quran 2:183]. Taqwa means
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We must pay attention to the purification of our manners especially during this month. 6. Recognizing change for the better – The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Every son of Adam sins and the best of the sinners are those who repent." Allah provides many opportunities to repent to Him and seek His forgiveness. If one was disobedient they can become obedient 7. Being more Charitable – The Propet PBUH was the most charitable amongst the people and was even more during Ramadan when Angel Jibril met him every night of the month. The prophet said that he who give for a fasting person to break his fast will receive the same reward as the person receiving the food. 8. Sensing the Unity of Muslims - In this month we sense that there is a possibility for unity, because we all fast together, we break the fast together, we all worship Allah together, and we pray Eid Salat together.. Therefore we must all be united as a single body, but this can only be achieved when there is obedience only for Allah and his messenger. 9. Learning Discipline – The prophet mad us obey to disciplineOne cannot knowingly break the fast before sunset as it will be not accepted by Allah. Muslims should learn to be strict in our lives as we are the people of an important message. 10. Special Facts about Ramadan:
Special Characteristics of Ramadan

1. Observing the fourth pillar of Islam has been prescribed during this month, and it is one of the best means by
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