Ramadan is a Holy month of fasting and spiritual development. Muslims who are blessed with good health and capability restrain themselves from eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset every day of the month.
Besides additional prayers, Ramadan is a month in which charitable acts are highly recommended. This is because every good deed performed during Ramadan is rewarded manifolds.
Ibn ‘Abbas said,
The Prophet (Muhammad ﷺ) was the most generous of people, but he would be his most generous during Ramadan.”
-Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Hadith 5
The Light of Ramadan
Fasting makes us more sympathetic to malnourished people living in poverty. At least we look forward to eating a good dinner and drinking a refreshing drink to break our fast when we are hungry and thirsty at the end of a very long day.
When we realize and acknowledge that hundreds of millions worldwide do not enjoy the luxury of food security, we can better understand their plight. When we are aware that while others may experience hunger for days or even months at a time, unsure of when they will be content, it might serve as a reminder for us to give to those in need.
If you are fortunate enough to have more during this challenging period, let’s share it with those who need it more than you do. Let’s encourage one another to be there for each other.
Scot Aid allows you to share your blessings with the community through our Feed the Fasting program, which ensures nutritious food packs for families who need us in difficult times of starvation. Through a small donation, you can bless their tables with food for Suhoor and Iftar, along with bags filled with provisions for personal cleanliness, security, and health care.