Ramadan: The Month of Caring and Sharing
Ramadan is a divine course from Allah for our spiritual growth. By staying hungry and thirsty for hours, we develop empathy and care toward the less fortunate among us. And we learn to thank Allah and appreciate all of His blessings. When we break the fast with family and friends, we learn to share food and love to strengthen our kinship. When we finish Ramadan, we hope to gain a much-needed spiritual attachment to our Creator and to His creations and extend it all year.
The month of Ramadan [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.
Al Baqarah: 185
The beautiful and blessed long-awaited month of Ramadan has come upon us. Coming from Indonesia, many of us have fond memories from back home where the spirit of Ramadan permeates the air and is everywhere we go. As part of the Muslim minority in the West, especially when raising a family, we seek to create new and wonderful Ramadan memories for ourselves and our families. In this spirit, IMSA has prepared a variety of programs in Ramadan for all ages to enrich your Ramadan experience in sha Allah. Ramadan Mubarak!