Ramadan Note 9

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

“Whosoever fasts experiences two joys. He is joyful when he breaks his fast, and is joyful because of his fasting when he meets his Lord.”

There are times when it is said that any supplication is accepted. One time is while in prostration to God and another is at the time of breaking one’s fast. We are blessed with an entire month in which we are allowed to fast. Imagine, 29 or 30 days where we can ask for anything and we are guaranteed to receive it! Are we not of the fortunate? So indeed, take advantage of this month and ask the Almighty for whatever you may desire, for He is Merciful and Kind.

One of several recommended prayers at the time of breaking the fast at sunset is:

“O my Allah, for You, I fast, and with the food You give me I break the fast, and I rely on You.”

Before all meals, Muslims are to recognize that all of their blessings come from God. Similar to the grace said before meals in many cultures and faiths, Muslims throughout the world say the same prayer before meals:

“In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah.

“, but unlike the communal grace, the prayer is said quietly and individually.

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