The significance of Ramadan

“O believers! Fasting is ordained for you, as it was ordained for those before you, that you may increase in Taqwa.”

(al-Qur’an 2:183)

Taqwa is a key Qur’anic term denoting piety, upright conduct and consciousness of God. It requires patience and perseverance, and fasting is widely believed to help cultivate these qualities.

This is the month when the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed in 610 AD.

With the passing of each successive Ramadan the Muslim character ought to develop, mature and enhance. – Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain


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