Wish Your Muslim friends “Ramadan Mubarak”!
Those who wish to be respectful to someone who is fasting for the Ramadan could greet them with “Ramadan Kareem” or “Ramadan Mubarak”. Both these wishes mean ‘’Have a generous and blessed Ramadan’’. The lunar calendar is followed by Muslims all over the world. Different countries declare the start of Ramadan according to the visual sighting of the new moon.
Ramadan Kareem Wishes 2017
Muslims, all over the globe, mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan, by praying and fasting dawn to dusk. The month also involves feasting, with friends and families, assembling at the sunset for the meal which is eaten by the Muslims in order to break the fast. This meal is known as ‘Iftar’.
The observant Muslims refrain themselves from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset during the entire month of Ramadan. This fast is basically intended to bring the devotee closer to God and also to remind them of the less fortunate people’s suffering. During the month of Ramadan, often Muslims give charities. Also, mosques and organizations arrange free meals for the general public each and every night.
History of Ramadan
In some of the Middle East countries Eid al-Adha 2017, if during the daytime in Eid al-Fitr 2017, any Non-Muslims or adult Muslims are found not observing the fast or eating in public can be either fined or even jailed. Such countries include the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. It is considered a crime in these countries. For instance, in October 2008 the Court of Biskra, in Algeria, condemned six people to four years in jail and heavy fines. In some of the regions in the U.A.E., during the daytime of Ramadan, drinking or eating in public is considered to be a minor offense. And thus would be punished by up to 150 hours of community service.
There are certain people who are not obligated to fast during Ramadan. These include the elderly, children, pregnant women, those who are menstruating or ill and also people who are traveling.
Ramadan Tips to Maximize your Rewards
- Get a journal to write down all your goals DUA and things you will avoid.
- Make Different Category of Goals:
- Character goals (control anger, more patient, more humble)
- Spiritual Goals (amount of Quran you want to read, extra prayers, Athkar)
- Family (spends time together, listen to lectures, reward system and charts.
- Sins to avoid (gossip, lying…)
- Community (Feeding the Poor, visiting the sick, money to refugees, helping at the mosques)
- Form a Support group with friends or family to remind and encourage one another. Blessed to have a group of the most sincere and encouraging Sisters Masha Allah working together towards self-improvement.
- Forgive and Clear your heart from grudges. It is so therapeutic to let go of the hurt and move on. This will free your heart of rancor and animosity.
- Pray to RAKATS Tauba for any short counting’s you had throughout the year to start with a clean slate.
I pray Allah Strengthen Us and Guide Us.