The blessed month of Ramadan has once again arrived. And once more, Muslims from every part of the globe have the exact same opportunity to make this Ramadan one that is unforgettable!

And the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allah's rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.”  (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Many Muslims may, unfortunately, miss the countless opportunities that the blessed month of Ramadan brings with it. You can strive to make the most of this most precious month by engaging in these Sunnahs of Ramadan :

  • Observe the obligatory fast and refrain from everything that invalidates it.
  • Engage in the obligatory prayers and other acts of worship during the fasting day.
  • Break your fast as the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did with dates, water and by saying “Bismillah” before eating.
  • Recite this dua as you break your fast:   " Zahabaz-Zama'u wabtallatil 'urooqu,Wa sabatal ajru Insha'Allah"
  • Observe the taraweeh prayers to earn maximum rewards.
  • Partake in the suhoor meal just before the Fajr prayer.
  • Complete reading the Quran in Ramadan.
  • Perform i’tikaaf in the mosque during the last 10 days of Ramadan.


Ramadan will slip away before you know it! Make the most of every hour, minute and second by seeking the pleasure of your Lord and Cherisher Allah Almighty through sincere acts of worship and complete submission to His will.




Assalamu Alaikom & Ramadan Mubarak!

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