Sunday, 22 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
As per Islamic calendar, a day begins on the sundown of the previous day, so Muslims, in Pakistan, will rejoice Ramadan 2012 on the sunset of Friday, July 20.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar, which lasts 29 or 30 days according to the visual sightings of the hemispherical moon according to many biographical accounts compiled in Hadiths. It is the Muslim month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating and drinking.
According to Islam, the sawab (rewards) of fasting are countless, but in this month, they are supposed to be multiplied. Muslims fast in this month for the sake of representing obedience to Allah and to offer more prayers and Quran recitations.
The Fiqh Council of North America recognizes astronomical calculation as an adequate Shar’i method for determining the beginning of Lunar months counting the months of Ramadan and Shawwal. FCNA uses Makkah al-Mukarrama as a conservative point and takes the position that the combination must take place before sunset in Makkah and moon must set after sunset in Makkah.
On the basis of this technique the dates of Ramadan and Eidul Fitr for the year 1433 AH are recognized as follows:
1st of Ramadan 2012 will be on Friday, July 20, 2012
1st of Shawwal (Eid ul Fitr 2012) will be on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ramadan 1433 AH / Ramadan 2012
Here I have compiled a collection for Ramzan wallpapers which are very beautiful from spiritual and visual point of view. Have a look………………..
While we Muslims welcome Holy Month of Ramadan 2012. Let us check have our pledges to transform fallen short ?
I am starting to pen my mind after a several days of introspection on ouw my self, over how much I have gained and how much I have flawed to put to practice and to honor the commitments I made to my Creator Allah Subhanawatala.
Though I feel may feel good with my efforts but I know I am way behind and falling short on many counts.With such a state of mind I wish my feelings and how the Muslims Umma is missing out on reaping real benefits and rewards from Allah with the Noor and Barakah of this month of Ramadan we have entering today.
I feel their is not much to rejoice and be happy about except a little on the other hand we have a coarse of introspection to do as a Muslims Umma.
With each year passing Muslims across globe are put to larger and more discomfort by circumstances, conspiracies of the its adversaries, growing divisions, unrest, and less value for life and property, morals and family bonds do not seem to have escaped the overall fall of the community.
What shocks and puts us off in situations we find religion being used as a shield and justification for the crimes some among us commit, the way human life is abused and put to shame by the ones in power, among sections with differences and in conflict, most of the time material, driven by conspiracies, lastly our growing divisions on the lines of differences the way we interpret and wish to understand is major deterrent in bring about the real concept of united umma.
We were judged by Allah as the best of Umma, by virtue of just being the followers of Mohammed may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, we are entrusted with the mission of working to spread good in the world and to stop evil from spreading.
This simple means good of all mankind and all people of the world. Today our situation is such the world forces are busy showing us in to bad light, we are the singular targets of the evil forces that have equipped them selves with the tooth and nails provided by our own forces and power globally. We fail to reason or to understand the vested designs and henious intentions allinged to damage and curb real growth and development of the community and sow hurdles and defame it to emerge as ones who can guide the misguided in the world. Not all is dark as I may be putting but the candles of right lightings some times are burning the fabric of our own rugs as they make mistake of projecting them selves are the soul inhiritors of the all the good Islam has to give to the world. Our capatcity to share and introspect and take people even if we have differences along has fallen short.
Our leaders I do not like to name them, you all know how our Muslims nations were lead in the past are how they are lead now, how beyond the Muslim Nations our leadership and our spiritual master act and behave all not all can be considered as advancers of true faith.
Are we Muslims coming close to the real purpose of month of Ramadan, by blessed virtues like self denial, restrain, helping heart and hands for the poor and the needy among the community, valuing the relations, controlling our speech, mannerisms, reaching out with raised hands and prostrating forehead, recitations to invoke rewards and transformation of mind and soul during day and at night in extended night prayers traweeh, raisning in the night for tahajud droping tears of repent submitting our selves to the will of Allah all with one single desire and expection to make our sould pure, transform our selves in to good Muslims and good human beings, who can be asset to a community and lead a live with obedience as good member of a family society, community, nation and member of human feternity on earth.
For the limited amount of time leased by Allah, for our souls to be in a moral body before its transition in to world of life after death. When again we will all be raised to account and be judged form our deeds to be pronounced as the ones who used the life on death as test and strived to pass it or as failed soul who lost the abundant rewards and unending honour for a small gain on earth.
Many of us try hard to come to match the barrow meter of obidiecne set by Allah for a Momin during the month of Ramadan. yet their are many who fail to strive to allow Ramadan to clean them and purify them.
Ramadan is blessed month to revive our moral, spiritual, and physical capabilities in order to negotiate and face the challenges before the community and before the people of the world to make the world a better place to live and contribute with our merits in all spheres of live, be it as a nation, as a community, as a family, or a as individual.
Let us all welcome month of Ramadan with clear mind and first pay our apology and ask for forgiveness from Allah subhanawatala for failing in our promises which we made in our earlier convenants we individually or collectively made to Allah and taken Mohammed SAS as our witness to all those covenants. Our homes are not the homes of real belivers, our inner self has tilted largely towards our own selfish desires and material gains. We are not becoming Good parents, Good children, Good Husbands, Good wifes, and Good Brother and Sisters and Good family members, neither we are Good community builders or Good fellow human beings the sign of increase in piety with purpose is fragrance of our character and our being responsible as human begins and as givers and not as takers.
May Allah give me and all of us the courage to introspect and to build the Umma of Mohamemd SAS as is due and May Allah Forgive us for our shortcomings and guide us to reap the real fruits from Holy month of Ramadan. Not just rituals and feasts but real transformation of inner self which lasts for all year long and remaining life’s on earth. Amin.
In some countries, Ramadan 2012 has just started. In Middle East and in Qatar, the moon is expected to be seen tonight which will mark as the go signal of fasting. Tomorrow, Ramadan 2012 will start in Qatar and the fasting begins.For non-Muslim people, we are not obliged to follow the fasting process but respecting the Ramadan tradition is a MUST!
What Should I DO in Ramadan 2012 to respect the tradition?We listed couple of things on what you should do this Ramadan 2012. They are as follows:
- Greet our Musolim brothers in Arabic Language, Ramadan Mubarak and/or Ramadan Kareem is perhaps the most basic line to show you are wishing them a blessed Ramadan. In English, it means “May you have a generous/ blessed Ramadan”.
- Do accept Ifthar Invitations coming from any of your friends or workmates. This will definitely allow you to get a better understanding about their culture and is also a good opportunity to get answers of your questions about their tradition.
- You should keep yourself from swearing. Using obscene or offensive words is definitely disrespectful. Hold your anger, extend your patience – it’s all in the breathing. Inhale. Exhale.
- Welcome the idea of volunteering and sharing. This is the best time to share whatever blessings you receive. Be a giver. Be charitable.
- Be watchful in each outfit you will pick in your closet, especially the ladies. The more you cover up yourself with the piece of clothing, the better it is. No sexy shorts, spaghettis, backless shirts, sleeveless attires in public. Don’t attract people’s attention!
- Do not turn your car stereo to a high volume. Keep your music in low volume. Always observe road and traffic rules. Give way instead of owning the streets!