Ramadhan Calendars 2019 from Surrey Muslim Association Members and Information about Ramadhan
Timetables for 2019 to be added soon...
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Health Guidance for Ramadan:
FASTING IN RAMADHAN
Allah Almighty Says in the Quran in verses 183-185:
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become Al-Muttaqun (pious). (Fasting is) for a fixed number of days; and if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later, and for those (who miss the fast for illness or travel) who are able to do it, is a ransom of feeding one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will, it is better for him. And it is better for you that you fast, if you only knew.
The month of Ramadhan in which was revealed the Qur'an, guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desires ease for you; He does not desire hardship for you; and (He desires) that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and so that you may be thankful.”
For the month of Ramadhan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. During this period, food, drink as well as sexual intercourse is avoided. Allah desires ease for us and not hardship, so this can be kept in mind. Fasting is not supposed to be a damaging experience. We should complete the period of fasting and glorify Allah. It is better to fast so always make the effort and do not look to try and avoid it without good cause(s).
If you are on a journey, sick, pregnant, breast feeding or ladies on their monthly menstruation cycle then you are exempt from fasting and you can make up any missed days later. Further to this, if you are able or can afford it, is the feeding of a poor person (and more if you can). This act is a ransom to be paid, if you can, for missing days in Ramadhan, even if you make the days up at a later point.
Virtues of Fasting:
Allah Almighty Says, “It is for Me and I Alone will reward it as I wish since he has given up his food and passions for my pleasure. There are two joys for the fasting person, a joy at the time of breaking the fast and a joy at the time of meeting his Lord, the bad breath of his mouth is better than the fragrance of musk. (Sahih Muslim)
Virtues of the Pre-dawn meal (Sehri)
Sahoor/sehri is to eat and drink at night before dawn with the intention of fasting according to the following sayings of Rasoolallah sallallaho alaihi wa salim:
“The difference between our fasting and the fasting of the people of the Book is the pre-dawn meal.” (Sahih Muslim)
“Eat the pre-dawn meal since it has blessing.” (Sahih Bukhari)
Intention to keep the fast:
Wa bissawmi ghadann nawaitu min shahri ramadan
‘I intend to keep the fast tomorrow for the month of ramadan’
Virtues of Iftaar:
It is recommended in Ramadhan to offer iftaar to those who are fasting, because of the hadeeth of Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the fasting person’s reward in the slightest.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Maajah, 1746.
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The one who fasts has two moments of happiness: when he breaks his fast and when he meets his Lord”. (Sahih Bukhari)
Dua at the time of breaking fast (Iftari):
Allah humma inni laka samtu wa bika amantu wa alaika tawakkaltu wa ‘ala rizkika aftartu
‘O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You (and I put my trust in you) and I break my fast with Your sustenance’