Personal Growth and Community Connection
The best opportunity to better one’s character is during the month of Ramadan. We build a habit of self-control. Furthermore, we understand better the struggle of others and are encouraged to be charitable towards them. We reflect on our flaws and ask for forgiveness from Allah and from those we hurt. Practicing good manners by being kind, virtuous, and forgiving will strengthen our bond with others.
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!
The best charity is that given in Ramadan