|Subject: Jumu'ah Naseehah - The impact of Ramadhaan on us Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:24 am|| |
Yawm Al-Jumu’ah starts from Maghrib (sunset) on Thursday till the end of Asr on Friday.Audio Recitation by: Sheikh Salah Bukhatir
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.Jumu'ah Naseehah - The impact of Ramadhaan on us
With Ramadhaan upon us, many of our homes naturally infuse with the excitement and anticipation of this month of fasting, taraaweeh prayers, night vigils, reciting the Quran, and connecting with family and friends.
Khutbahs (sermons) abound with instructions on how to make the most of this month of mercy and how to make its benefits long lasting. But how real are the effects of a month of abstaining daily from food and drink, additional prayer, and giving charity on us as individuals?
The editors of Al-Jumu`ah magazine wanted to know how Muslims in America evaluated their Ramadhaan experience.
Does Ramadhaan accomplish what it should for us personally? Does it make us more worshipful, improve our characters, and train us for the year ahead? Also, how do newly married couples feel about the restraints Ramadhaan imposes on them?
To this end, we surveyed men and women asking them to self-evaluate their Ramadhaan program. Having spent the last two Ramadhaans overwhelmed by natural life changes, I instinctively believed people would have felt a kind of lag in the recent Ramadhaans that have passed—too many Iftaars, not enough time for prayer and reading Quran, little concentration in our prayer. And dare I say, even missing a few taraaweeh prayers...? READ MORE