Month of Ramadan

Ramadan 2021 in United States began in the evening of
Tuesday, April 2nd
and ends in the evening of
Thursday, May 1st

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the new moon. Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims — the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) reportedly said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained."
For Muslims, Ramadan is a period of introspection, communal prayer (ṣalāt) in the mosque, and reading of the Qurʾān. God forgives the past sins of those who observe the holy month with fasting, prayer, and faithful intention.
Ṣawm (fasting) can be invalidated by eating or drinking at the wrong time, but the lost day can be made up with an extra day of fasting. For anyone who becomes ill during the month or for whom travel is required, extra fasting days may be substituted after Ramadan ends. Volunteering, performing righteous works, or feeding the poor can be substituted for fasting if necessary. Able-bodied adults and older children fast during the daylight hours from dawn to dusk. Pregnant or nursing women, children, the old, the weak, travelers on long journeys, and the mentally ill are all exempt from the requirement of fasting.
The end of the Ramadan fast is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr, the “Feast of Fast-Breaking,” which is one of the two major religious holidays of the Muslim calendar (the other, Eid al-Adha, marks the end of the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are expected to perform at least once in their lives if they are financially and physically able). In some communities Eid al-Fitr is quite elaborate: children wear new clothes, women dress in white, special pastries are baked, gifts are exchanged, the graves of relatives are visited, and people gather for family meals and to pray in mosques.

During this period of Holly Month of Ramadan, Masjid Al-Muslimeen teachers are not available so we encourage all Muslims to increase their iman by focusing on your fasts and praising Allah S.W.T. Never the less we are going to have daily lectures at the masjid provided by the Imam after Dhuhr. Feel free to join us daily to get closure to ALLAH S.W.T.


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