Tag: Ramadan & Fasting

Ramadan: A centuries-old American tradition

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Many forget that the first Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in America were African slaves.

his weekend marks the beginning of Ramadan. Nearly one-fourth of the world will observe the annual fast and eight million Muslims in the United States will abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during the holy month. A gruelling task at any time of the year, Ramadan this year will be especially daunting during the long and hot summer days. ..more:aljazeera.

Every Night

إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عُتَقَاءَ مِنَ النَّارِ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ وَلَيْلَةٍ ، وَلِكُلِّ عَبْدٍ مِنْهُمْ دَعْوَةٌ مُسْتَجَابَةٌ” حديث شريف”

The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, “In every night and day in the month of Ramadan Allah has His freed people from Hellfire. Verily for every Muslim there is a supplication which is accepted” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

Ramadan is Leaving , Let’s Turn to Allaah with Istigfaar

{And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.} [Quran 24:31]
and: “Say: ‘O ‘Ibaadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful’” [al-Zumar 39:53] 
read: Just a few more days to Ramadan: What should you do?

 

 

NPR: ‘Curious George’ Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Ramadan – PBS Kids

I have a pen pal named Ayah who is Muslim. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, she fasts from sunrise to sunset every day. (That means she doesn’t eat or drink a thing all day!) Muslims believe that during the month of Ramadan, their holy book (the Quran) was sent from God to guide the people. MORE PBS