Article Reference: ICNA

Ramadan is a significant month on the Islamic calendar, with Muslims observing a 30-day fast and daily reading of the Qur'an to develop self-discipline, spiritual reflection, and empathy for the less fortunate. The fast was enjoined on Muslims approximately 18 months after Prophet Muhammad's hijrah (migration) from Makkah to Madinah. It was one of the first pillars of Islam mandated by Allah subhanawata’la.

During Ramadan, Muslims are more aware of social injustices and demonstrate empathy, generosity, and solidarity with marginalized and vulnerable groups. Wether that’s through giving Zakat or helping a friend or family member One of the most famous battles in Islamic history occurred on 17 Ramadan 624 CE, marking a major victory for the Muslims against the Quraysh tribe of Makkah. The Conquest of Makkah by Prophet Muhammad and the Muslims occurred in 630 CE, marking the peaceful reclamation of Makkah and the establishment of Islam as the dominant religion in the region.

Ramadan Reflections 

The Battle of Hattin in 1187 CE also occurred during Ramadan, leading to the recapture of Jerusalem by Muslim forces after being brutally massacred and exiled for almost 100 years. Ramadan has been a time of tremendous importance and significance for Muslims throughout history, nourishing their spirit to take principled stands for justice.

The ongoing war in Gaza against the Palestinian people has inflicted unquantifiable scars on the minds and hearts of Muslims and not only. Social media and truth-telling journalists have provided unprecedented images and descriptions of unbridled cruelty and savagery against defenceless men, women, children, and infants. 

Ramadan is a time of self-evaluation and inventory, where Muslims must focus on their actions and ways on how to support one another. 

A worldwide phenomenon is occurring due to the events after October 7, 2024, with non-Muslims embracing Islam worldwide and crediting the resilience, adherence to their faith, and total reliance on Allah subhanawata’la of the people of Gaza. 

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