Asalaam Alaikum Warahmat ALLAH Dear Muslims and Special Greetings to everyone,
Saudia Arabia has announced the sighting of the new moon, which means the 9th month of the lunar year calandar. So in our community we will be fasting, as well as (hopefully) Muslims everywhere else. This month called Ramadan is a month that Muslims around the world will partake in what we believe is ordained upon humanity. To worship the Only One God through fasting, and purifying our souls through focussing our lives on the purpose of life itself, and by ridding of all its distractions.
As much as this blogging has been intended to lay the truth of Islam through my research and personal experiences as a Muslimah in the West, there are other things I need to focus on. So my blogging, amongst other things during this month will stop God-willing.
I pray that every Muslim benefits from these days and that we do not forget the well known authentic hadith that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has taught us that the first 10 days Allah releases more of His Mercy, the 2nd ten, He distributes His Forgiveness, and the last 10 days He frees people from Hell-Fire. I also pray that He does this to people to maybe you..who are on the verge of doing an extra deed by wearing a headscarf, or do something to change your life positively like embrace Islam as yours. These things are between each soul and the Creator of all souls.
May Allah bring us all closer to Truth no matter who you are (or I am) and that we take advantage of these special days.
Ramadan Mubarak to all of you.
Your Sister, Suhaa.
"Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become God-fearing."
(Noble Quran, 2:183)
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
"Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr (The Night of Power) in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven." (authentic saying: Bukhari)