“There is a relationship between those who fail to subdue their desires and the fire,” writes Dr Haroon Sidat. “The fire, when fed, becomes ever more ferocious…”
“They sent Chinese people to live with you to make sure you’re not fasting. They would send a policeman to patrol the streets at Suhūr time to see if there were any lights on…”
This is a month of beer drinking competitions, force-feeding pork, watching dancing imams, getting closer to the Chinese Communist Party and worshipping their “lord and saviour” Xi Jinping for giving them daily sustenance. Arslan Hidayat reminds us what Ramadan is really about for some of your brothers and sisters.
As we stand at the eve of these ten days, we might well reflect, do we as Muslims give these days their due importance as we do with the last ten nights of Ramadan?
“We would like to say to the Palestinians who are standing on behalf of the Ummah in defending its honour and holy places, that the entire Ummah is proud of you and will not forget you in their prayers. Victory is close to you and the Ummah by the will of Allāh.”
We may not notice it, but the tranquility the rest of us enjoy is being shattered for too many families this Ramadan, Dr Layla Aitlhadj explains.
Alhamdulillah Tarawih is back, and Ustadh Ibrahim Khan enlightens us to our roles and responsibilities as Imams or congregants.
The pain of loss you carry now may well be what earns you entry into His Everlasting Mercy, where there will be no such thing as pain or separation ever again, writes Zimarina Sarwar.
Many people have goals for Ramadan, but they don’t necessarily change us as individuals…
Challenge yourself and your family, and protect yourself from the ocean of doubts out thereby opening the book of Allāh!