Ramzan : Barkaton aur Rehmaton ka Mah-e-Mubarak
This is why we observe fasting in the holy month of Ramzan :-
“(It was) the month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month…”
~ [al-Baqarah 2:185]
“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.”
~ [al-Baqarah, 2:183]
“Allah is with those who restrain themselves.”
~ [Quran 16: 128]
“He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.”
~ [Quran 59:24]
“(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew”
~ [al-Baqarah, 2:184]
“When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.”
~ [al-Baqarah, 2:186]
And the Rules :-
The last rule is the essence of Ramzan, where we stay hungry and feed the poor. This is also the time for zakaat, or religious tax, where we donate 2.5% of all assets (income, jewellery,property,etc) to the needy.
Its time to bring out our zakaat calculators and set aside the amount to be given away .
Aap sab ko Ramzan Mubarak.
Dua mein yaad rakhna