Monday, August 01, 2011

Ramadhan Kareem....(The holy month of Ramadhan is here!)

Oooo People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has approached you with His mercy and blessings. This is the month that is the best of all months in the estimation of Allah. Its days are the best among the days; its nights are the best among the nights. Its hours are the best among the hours.  This is a month in which he has invited you. You have been, in this month, selected as the recipients of the honors of Allah, the Merciful. In this holy month, when you breathe, it has the Sawab/thawab (heavenly reward) of 'Tasbeeh' (the praise of Allah on rosary beads), and your sleep has the thawab of worship.  Your good deeds are accepted in this month. So are your invocations. Therefore, you must invoke your Lord, in right earnest, with hearts that are free from sins and evils, that Allah may bless you, observe fast, in this month, and recite the Holy Qur'an.  - Prophet Mohammed (saw)

Muslim faithful throughout the world are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan. Observant Muslims participate in fasting (sawm), one of the five pillars of their faith, this entire Lunar month (this year it extends from August 1st to the 30th). Eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity is prohibited from dawn until sunset, when the fast is broken with the evening meal called Iftar. Local customs define varying traditions, including differing types of food used to break the daily fast. The fasting is meant to teach a person patience, humility and sacrifice, to set aside time to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future.

Wapenzi tusiache sala kwani ndio kibebeo cha sawm zetu...Inshallah allah atatukinga na mitihani yote ya dunia na atujaalie kupata kipato cha halali., mora wajua kua sisi wajawako si wakamilifu mbelezako, tuna mapugufu ya kila hali nakuomba sana sana kwa niaba ya umati wa mtume wetu kipenzi MOHAMMED (SAW), Utukubalie funga zetu, utupe wepesi katika sawm zetu, utupe wepesi katika kazi zetu, ututakabalie dua zetu.....Amina yarabila ramini

Sawm njema and Love you all