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Fruits of Ramadhan Fasting (Fasting Benefits):

Fruits of Ramadhan FastingFasting 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)

Ramadhan Fasting Stories"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?"

Hijab Stories"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 abstaining from evil intentions and desires.

What is the length of the Fasting?
From dawn to sunset, every day of the month of Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.

Who should observe the Fast?
Fasting is obligatory upon every Muslim male and female who has reached the age of puberty.

Who is exempted from Fasting?

  • Men and women who are too old and feeble to undertake the obligation of fasting.
  • Sick people whose health may be worsened by fasting.
  • Pregnant women if according to a doctor's advice they should refrain from fasting.
  • Breast-feeding mothers if their child does not receive a sufficient quantity of milk because of their mother's fast.
  • Women in the period of menstruation and after childbirth (up to a maximum of 40 days).
  • Children under the age of puberty.
  • Insane people who are not accountable for their deeds.
  • A traveling Muslim.

Eid ul-FitrAll the above people (with the exception of children who are underage and the insane people and the feeble elderly) must make up the number of fasts they have missed on account of their exemption, after the month of Ramadan.

How is Ramadan celebrated?
A feast called Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of thanks giving and happiness celebrates the end of Ramadan. On this day, Muslims offer special prayers in congregation and thank Allah for His blessings and mercy.

In conclusion, it is imperative to judge a religion by its teachings and not by people who claim to be its followers.

Children Ramadan Poem

Children Ramadan PoemRamadan is here, Here is Ramadan.
Ramadan is coming, The time that is blessed.
Ramadan is coming, The time we love best.
The month in which the Qur'an was sent;
A time of great blessing in which to repent.
Fasting for Allah is a great Muslim deed;
Controlling desires and Suppressing greed.

Ramadan is coming, Increase your Iman.
Ramadan is coming, Recite the Qur'an.
Taking "Suhur" in the dead of the Night;
No eating no drinking during the daylight.
Refrain from bad deeds and repent your soul;
The pleasure of Allah is our only goal.

Ramadan is here, Here is RamadanRamadan is coming, so let us prepare.
Ramadan is coming; there is peace everywhere,
Even if there is hunger, remember your Lord
And wait until 'Iftar' to earn your reward.
Fasting is one of the gifts of Allah
Given to believers to increase 'Taqwah'.

Ramadan is here, here is Ramadan.
Ramadan is coming, so seek the new Moon.
Ramadan is coming, it will be here soon.
We pray to Allah to put right our hearts;
Ask for forgiveness from Allah and make a new start.

Raising our hands we ask for his 'Rahmaa';
Hear us our Lord and grant us 'Jannah'.

Poem for Imam Ali (A.S.)

Son-in-law of RasulullahThe holy offspring of prophecy,
The ancient tree fruit of Hashemi,
King of all believers in time,
Owner of the Sunday's light,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you.

Helper of "Muhammad Rasulullah",
The last prominent prophet of God,
Pioneer of all Jihad,
Patient leader of Islam,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you.

Poem for Imam Ali (A.S.)Night's worshipper, day's hard-worker,
Enlightened master of all time,
The practical interpreter of the Qur'an,
Virtuous foster parent of all,
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you.

Mustafa's intimate in "Faran",
The companion of "Zahra",
Son-in-law of Rasulullah,
Imam Ali, the Valiyullah.
Peace be upon you,
Peace be upon you.

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O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint, (2:183)
(Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of 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 ye fast, if ye only knew. (2:184)
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