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month of ramadan and its blessings
May 20, 2017
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uits of Ramadhan Fasting (Fasting Benefits):
Fasting teaches you many things. It helps you
become a better Muslim. It’s not easy! You feel
hungry, thirsty, sleepy and so on. But these are
seeds you plant in the Garden of Ramadhan. You
will harvest the beautiful tasty fruits of Jannah.
In each of the fruits below, write one benefit you
will get from fasting. You can choose some from
the list at the bottom.
Taqwa, Self-control, Goodness, Charity, Kindness,
Nearness to Allah (SWT), Strength, Sympathy,
Sincerity, Forgiveness, Blessings.
Ramadhan Fasting Stories: Mum, read this story
to your kids ( Ramadan Story )
“But, Mum, I do not want to eat. I am a big
boy and I can fast,” Thabit told his mother.
“But you are fasting, Thabit. 7-year-old
children eat in the morning and a little in the
afternoon and then they don’t eat anything
else till evening.”
“But you do not fast like that, Mum,” the little
boy insisted.
“I am older, Thabit. Grownups fast that way.”
The young gentleman sat deep in thought and then
asked, “Mum, why do we fast?”
“That’s a good question, Thabit.” She got up and
went to the kitchen cupboard. She removed
something from it.
“Do you know what this is, Thabit?”
“It’s a blender.”
“Do you know what it is supposed to do?”
“It blends passion fruit for juice.” His mother
laughed. “Yes, it does blend. Our body does the
same thing. It grinds the food we eat; it takes what
it needs and removes the rest. It does this
everyday, day in day out.”
“Doesn’t the body get tired, Mum?”
“It does. Just like the blender. When we have
blended juice for too long, it refuses to work. Then
it needs fixing. So we have to give our body a rest
so it can work better for us. That’s why we fast in
Ramadan and some other days in the year.”
“Does everybody fast, Mummy?”
“Not everybody. If you are ill or expecting a baby
or if you are old and weak like Daddy’s grandpa or
if you are 7 years old then you don’t fast.
The little boy thought some more. He ate the food
his mother had set before him without much fuss.
“What if you don’t want to fast?”
“What is your sister Nur’s favorite
color?” “Pink”.
“And what is the color of her
uniform for Madrassa (School)?”
“Blue”.
But she says she’d like to wear her
pink hijab when she goes.”
“And why doesn’t she?”
“She is afraid Ustaadh (Teacher) will punish her.”
“You see, she was afraid Ustaadh would punish
her. Ustaadh will punish her because she has
broken the rule of the madrassa by wearing pink.
You see, Thabit, Allah knows what is good for us
and so we have to do as He commands, because
He sees and knows everything. We love Him and
fear Him and we don’t want Him to be displeased
with us.”
“But don’t you get hungry, Mum?”
“Of course we do. But we keep ourselves busy on
other important things to take our mind away from
the food. We read the Qur’an, or we visit the sick
people or we go to the mosque and listen to dars.
You see there’s plenty to do and before you know
it, it’s time to eat!”
“Is there another reason why Muslims fast?”
“Yes. You are lucky, Thabit, because you have food
everyday. Not everyone has food to eat.”
“Like the poor people at Baroda Road?”
“Yes, like them. If we go hungry like them, we will
be able to understand that they need help.”
The little boy seemed satisfied with the answers,
his mother had given him. “Mum, can I go with
you and Daddy to help the poor?” “By the Grace of
Allah, you can.”
Frequently asked Questions (FAQ) about Ramadan:
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar,
which is based on the orbiting of the moon (lunar
calendar), rather than the orbiting of the earth
(solar calendar). It was in the month of Ramadan in
which the Quran (Holy Book for Muslims) was first
revealed.
What is Fasting?
Muslims should refrain from eating, drinking,
smoking and conjugal relations. This means that
no substitute should be introduced into the body,
which could be considered as providing
nourishment to the body (e.g., a nutritional
injection). Fasting also involves all good characters





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