Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar and comes right after the month of Shabaan. In this month, healthy adult muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk, which means that they need to abstain from drinking, eating, all immoral acts and anger.

The following verses in Quran mention Ramadan:

Chapter 2, Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 183

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous

Chapter 2, Surah Al-Baqra, Verse 184

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew.

Chapter 2, Surah Al-Baqra, Verse 185

The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.

Chapter 2, Surah Al-Baqra, Verse 187

It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He accepted your repentance and forgave you. So now, have relations with them and seek that which Allah has decreed for you. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset. And do not have relations with them as long as you are staying for worship in the mosques. These are the limits [set by] Allah, so do not approach them. Thus does Allah make clear His ordinances to the people that they may become righteous.

Chapter 97, Surah Al-Qadar

Indeed, We sent the Qur'an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.

Northstowe Muslims has planned a number of events for this month, and not just limited to the following given below:

Podcast of Islamic Stories
Podcast of Islamic Stories
The first Taraweeh Prayers by Northstowe Muslims
The first Taraweeh Prayers by Northstowe Muslims
The Community Iftaar
The Community Iftaar
This is a community Iftaar open to all members of Northstowe Community, Muslims and Non-Muslims.

Important Links

  1. The Ramadan calendar is available here. Source: Cambridge Central Mosque
  2. NM is organising travel arrangements for Isha & Taraweeh prayers at Cambridge Central Mosque. Please contact Northstowe Muslims at +447884590465 for more details.
  3. The magrib prayers are being organised as detailed here