Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, to mark that Allah, or God, gave the first chapters of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad in 610.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray to become closer to God. It is also a time for families to gather and celebrate.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting.
Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah.
ONE OF FIVE PILLARS
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca.
Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.
People will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to people who need help.
During Ramadan, Muslims pay special attention to charity and helping others. More effort is made to renew intentions to give more time and energy.
RAMADAN IN MAIDENHEAD MOSQUE
Working with the vulnerable and needy is a core part of faith and in Ramadan this emphasis is even greater.
For the past 7 years Maidenhead Mosque have held a Community Iftar (breaking of the fast at Sunset) in which all members of the community of all religions have been invited.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
By donating just one brick you help us realise our establishing a centre to serve the needs of our children for generations to come Insha’Allah.
The new Islamic Community Centre will require about 50,000 bricks so we are giving you the opportunity to buy a brick and help build the centre. Buy a brick in your name, in the name of a loved one or in memory of someone.
You can sponsor one Musallah for £250. Imagine the level of reward you will get every time someone prays on the Musallah you donated. There are only a limited amount so be quick.
FEATURE ON OUR MEMORIAL WALL
Every donor who donates £500 or more can have a plaque with their name featured on our memorial wall. An opportunity to have your name established on the new Islamic Centre more ways than one.
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