"Whomever fasts in Ramadan by believing in its virtue and expecting its reward from Allah, his past sins will be forgiven." (Bukhârî, Savm, 6)
Ramadan Sharif is the ninth of the 12 months according to the lunar calendar, and Allah has commanded us to fast in this month.
يَٓا اَيُّهَا الَّذ۪ينَ اٰمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذ۪ينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْتَتَّقُونَۙ
O you who believe, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you so that you may become righteous – (Al-Baqarah 183)
In addition, the night of Qadr, is when the Quran began to be revealed, is one night that is hidden in the last 10 days of this month. For this reason, it is extremely important for every Muslim to take advantage of the night of Qadr by fasting in the mornings and worshiping at night.
لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ خَيْرٌ مِنْ اَلْفِ شَهْرٍۜ
The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. (Al-Qadr 3)
Every Ramadan, at all The United American Muslims Association's branches, Muqabala (people reciting the Qur'an to each other) is performed.
In this way, the Sunnah of reciting that the Prophet saw and Jibreel (AS) did is imitated, so a sacred ambiance is experienced. You may also contact our nearest branch to join us.
مَن تَمَسَّكَ بِسُنَّتِي عِندَ فَسادِ أُمَّتِي فَلهُ أَجْرُ مِائِةِ شَهيدٍ
"Whomever embraces my sunnah at the time of the depravement of my ummah has the reward of a hundred martyrs."
Fasting requires not only staying away from food but also avoiding all acts of sin. This will only be possible by spending time with good people in good places.
"A perfect and rewarding fast is to not only stop eating and drinking but, to refrain from all acts of useless words, leisure time, saying bad things and all the desires of the Nafs. The Prophet saw teaches us that if a person curses at you, acts ignorantly against you, belittles you; Say "Surely I am fasting!" and be patient! " (Hakim, Müstadrak, I, 595)
The fasting person avoids eating and sexual intercourse between sun down to sunset and has Iftaar (Feast) as an act of worship when the sunsets. It is highly recommended to be together with other brothers and sisters during iftar and sahur/suhoor and to evaluate the month of Ramadan by living the integrity of the ummah. If possible, iftar and Sahoor meals should be offered to fasting people.
‘Whomever feeds a person breaking his/her fast will earn the same reward as him/her, without any rewards decreased from the fasting person’. (Tirmidhi, Savm 82)
The United American Muslim Association invites all of our Muslim brothers and sisters to their iftar and sahoor events it organizes on behalf of it’s donors.
You can also sponsor an iftaar or sahoor to the students of Quran.
After our iftaar program, a sermon is given every day of relevant topics regarding Hadith, Fiqh and Tafseer in all of our branches. Every night Tarawih prayer is performed in congregation. We hope to spend these precious times with you, our brothers and sisters.