Ramadan Message from Br. Naeem Baig, President ICNA
Let me begin by wishing you and your families Ramadhan Mubaarak. May the Barakah of Allah SWT descend on us as individuals, as families, as a Jamaa’ah and as an Ummah. May Allah SWT help Muslims from all over the globe to have a peaceful and blessed Ramadhan. Let us also hope that by Fasting in The Month of Ramadhan we as a community will exemplify the best of the Muslim character as we interact with the wider society especially when the opinion of Muslims is at an all-time low.
Ramadhan is about faith, kindness, generosity, perseverance and striving to achieve a higher spiritual reality with our Creator and a deeper consciousness of Allah SWT within ourselves known as Taqwa.
Allah SWT affirms in 2/183:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqûn.