Ramadan: An Investment you can’t Forgo!
We praise Allah (SWT) for bestowing upon us yet another opportunity to witness and reap the innumerable benefits of Ramadan, the month of the Quran and al-Motahir, the purifier of sins, as our blessed Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, referred to it. Its days are the best of days, nights the best of nights, and hours the best of hours. We join together as we begin this month by purifying our intentions and invoking Allah (SWT) in sincerity and charity.
Nothing can compare to the sense of community that envelops the Mosque Foundation during Ramadan. The prayer halls bustle with eager worshippers, the parking lots ﬁll with cars, and the words of Allah reverberate throughout the prayer halls night and day. Our community’s unwavering generosity and commitment has made us conﬁdent that we will witness unparalleled beneﬁcence once again bi’thinillah.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) spoke to the inseparable bond between fasting and giving, stating, “Fasting is a shield and Sadaqah extinguishes sin like water extinguishes ﬁre .” In working to uphold and embody the words of the Messenger (S), we call on you not only to fast this month, abstaining from food and drink, but also to guard against any sin:
• Strive to abandon any immoral acts or habits seeking forgiveness from Allah (SWT
• Realign your inner compass so it leads you to the path of Allah (SWT)
• Rekindle your relationships with believers, relatives, and your Masjid
• Aid in alleviating the suffering of those in need by offering your Zakat
Let these acts of charity be the keys to more bounties from Allah (SWT). Prophet Muhammad (S) said, “To Allah belong bounties and blessings (kept) with people that He will sustain for them as long as they are (busy) answering the needs of others, only if they do not feel bored (in doing so). If they feel bored from it, Allah will shift it to others.”
We also call on you to share in the enormous rewards of the thousands who worship, seek guidance, and receive assistance here by supporting the operations of our Masjid. Prophet Muhammad (S) said, “Whomsoever (so much as) lights a lamp in a mosque, the angels and Throne Bearers do not cease praying for him and asking forgiveness for him for as long as that lamp remains lit.”
Join us in fostering the growth and development of our Muslim American community. Please support the operations of this House of Allah with a generous contribution of $1000, $500, $250 or any amount you can afford.
Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah.
By Sh. Jamal Said