Ramadan Is A Peaceful Ramadan

1462 WordsMay 9, 20166 Pages
Let us Celebrate a Peaceful Ramadan with our Community Ramadan — Muslims all over the world observe the annual fast during the daylight hours of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, in keeping with the divine commandment. The month when the faithful fast between sunrise and sunset is also a time to attain taqwa, a time for reflection, spiritual renewal and peace. It is a time to seek forgiveness and share your blessings with family, friends and those less fortunate, a time for social consciousness. The word "Ramadan" comes from the Arabic root word for "parched thirst" and "sun-baked ground." It is expressive of the hunger and thirst felt by those who spend the month in fasting. As opposed to other holidays, when people often indulge, Ramadan is by nature a time of sacrifice. Ramadan is about going back to basics, being humble and having respect and appreciation for all God’s creation. The physical effects of the fast help to remind us of those who suffer throughout the year; our fellow humans who are poor, homeless and those who cannot meet their own basic needs on a daily basis. It reminds us all not to be wasteful and to feel empathy for those who face hunger as part other normal day to day life. We should take this chance to appreciate our blessings, to feel gratitude for things we normally take for granted such as clean water, sufficient healthy food, comfort of a home and family as well as our health – basic needs that so many people in the world
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