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The Meaning of Ramadan

Post by Guest on Sat May 08, 2010 1:27 pm

Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion
Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to
God, and self-control. Muslims think of it as a kind of tune-up for their
spiritual lives. There are as many meanings of Ramadan as there are Muslims.


The third "pillar" or religious obligation of Islam (submission in
English), fasting has many special benefits. Among these, the most important is
that it is a means of learning self-control. Due to the lack of preoccupation
with the satisfaction of bodily appetites during the daylight hours of fasting,
a measure of ascendancy is given to one's spiritual nature, which becomes a
means of coming closer to God. Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship,
reading of the Quran, giving charity, purifying one's behavior, and doing good
deeds. For Muslims (Submitters), Ramadan is an opportunity to gain by giving
up, to prosper by going without and to grow stronger by enduring weakness.

As a secondary goal, fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and
developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and learning to thankfulness and
appreciation for all of God's bounties. Fasting is also beneficial to the
health
and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.

Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion
Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to
God, and self-control. Muslims think of it as a kind of tune-up for their
spiritual lives. There are as many meanings of Ramadan as there are Muslims.


The third "pillar" or religious obligation of Islam (submission in
English), fasting has many special benefits. Among these, the most important is
that it is a means of learning self-control. Due to the lack of preoccupation
with the satisfaction of bodily appetites during the daylight hours of fasting,
a measure of ascendancy is given to one's spiritual nature, which becomes a
means of coming closer to God. Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship,
reading of the Quran, giving charity, purifying one's behavior, and doing good
deeds. For Muslims (Submitters), Ramadan is an opportunity to gain by giving
up, to prosper by going without and to grow stronger by enduring weakness.

As a secondary goal, fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and
developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and learning to thankfulness and
appreciation for all of God's bounties. Fasting is also beneficial to the
health
and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.

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Re: The Meaning of Ramadan

Post by Admin on Sat May 08, 2010 3:13 pm

Masha Allah you are really giving us wonderful posts Saber. Keep up the good work insha Allah

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Post by dj_hyper1985 on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:49 pm

thank u for this.
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