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Time To Get Your Good Deeds On
The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said,
"Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted." [Narrated by Tabarani]
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Welcome Ramadan: A Month of Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation
Alhumdulillah, we have made it to another Ramadan! Allah has given us an one more opportunity to purify ourselves through fasting, prayers, and giving sadaqah during this most blessed month. The Prophet (peace be upon him) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha'ban saying,
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.
It has been narrated by Bukhari from Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up.”
Alhumdulillah during Ramadan it is so much easier to perform Ibadat such as making Prayers on time and reading Qur’an. In addition, Ramadan also teaches us to be thankful for what we have and give back to our community more generously. Visit us at www.icnarelief.org and be a partner in service to your needy neighbors.