RAMADAN A TIME FOR SPIRITUAL REFLECTION, MEDITATION, REPENTANCE AND PRAYERS BY AUDU KASHIM ISRAEL.
As Muslim Faithful all over the world begin the holy month of Ramadan on the 23rd of April and end 24th May 2020 i urge us to remember the Nation in prayer for an end to the Corona virus pandemic and also pray for ourselves to be better persons.
Ramadan is known as the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking during this time, Muslims abstain from sexual relations and sinful speech and behaviour.
Because of the current pandemic Saudi Arabia have suspended the usual prayers observed by Muslims most especially during Ramadan. Abdul Lateef al-Sheikh said the daily obligatory prayers observed by Muslims are more important than taraweeh prayers in Ramadan, adding that the instructions to stay home were in line with advice from the health ministry.
We ask Allah the Almighty to accept taraweeh prayers whether held at mosques, or homes, which we think is better for people’s health,” Sheikh told local media few days back.
Remember to stay home and stay safe please, Maintain social distancing.
May Allah see us through during this hard times.
I wish you all a wonderful holy month of Ramadan ahead.