Ramadan Kareem

6 Jun

Today marks the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan. Muslims devote the entire month of Ramadan (the 9th month of the lunar calendar) to thoughtful reflection, fasting, prayer, giving, and atonement.
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May this month of Ramadan be a blessing to all mankind.

The Holy month of Ramadan is dedicated to soul searching, sharing, and penance. Ramadan Kareem or ‘Generous Ramadan’ describes the deeds that are dedicated throughout the month of giving of oneself to others- giving generously- through constructive acts of kindness.

For those of means it requires her to share her wealth with those in need, and by being considerate, forgiving, compassionate, and selfless. For those without the means sharing a kind word, a smile, a warm greeting, and if possible sharing a meal is an expression of the spirit of the Holy month of Ramadan. Whether giving or receiving there is a blessing and grace in each exchange.

Ramadan requires Muslims to demonstrate their faith through meaningful acts of kindness towards others that are meant to mend the heart, soul, and health of the individual and community. It is a reminder of our shared responsibility towards the less fortunate and an affirmation that each of us has the means to make a difference. Devoted purposeful deeds that are centered on self-examination, prayer, and compassionate giving heal and bless the givers and receivers. Hence, Ramadan is believed to be full of blessings (Mubarak).

Ramadan Mubarak to one and all!

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