ramadan-2013-eidAlhumdulillah, Allah SWT has once again blessed us with the opportunity to reap the enormous benefits of the month of Ramadan. In the Chapter 2, Aya 185 of the Holy Quran, Allah SWT tells us that:
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.[Quran 2:185]
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and Insha’Allah this year, it will begin after Maghrib on July 9th, 2013. Alhumdulillah, the Sarnia Muslim Association is once again offering a number of activities and events for local Muslims, in order to make the most of this most significant and blessed month.
Taraweeh prayers will be held at the Masjid every night after the congregational Isha prayers. These prayers will be led by visiting Huffaz and insha’Allah the entire Quran will be recited before the end of Ramadan. Opportunities are also available to host iftars at the masjid for the Huffaz, and also any family, friends, and community members who you may wish to invite. If you are interested in hosting an iftar, please contact Br. Feroz Ahmed, SMA President, for more information.
Weekly community Ramadan iftars will also be held at the masjid every Saturday. These potluck iftars are a longstanding tradition in the community and are a wonderful opportunity to share food and company with our brothers and sisters in Islam, Alhumdulillah.
With Ramadan falling during the Summer vacation, there are also some great opportunities for youth in the community to make the most of this blessed month- Insha’Allah Quran classes will be held for youth at the Masjid three times a week: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2-4 pm. Students will recite and memorize Quran Insha’Allah and this is an excellent opportunity for the children in the community and their parents, Alhumdulillah.
Insha’Allah at the end of Ramadan, the Sarnia Muslim Association invites the whole community to come and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. Insha’Allah once the new moon is sighted the Association will set a date and time for Eid prayers and festivities, which will be held at the Masjid.
We look forward to celebrating and observing Ramadan with the Sarnia-Lambton community. The Sarnia Muslim Association would like to wish everyone a very happy, blessed, and fruitful Ramadan- May Allah SWT help us to make the most of this month and its countless rewards and blessings. Ameen.