The blessed month of love, repentance, giving and sharing – Ramadan or Ramzan - is upon us and as Muslims across the world observe a month of fasting and increased recitation of the Quran to strengthen the faith, the positive smell of spiritual awakening is in the air. Ramadan fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam where observant Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk and traditionally gather to break their fast with a date or khajur at iftar in the evening.
The purpose of fasting is to teach the selfdiscipline that is needed to prepare for the suffering that Muslims may have to face in the course
of obeying God. Fasting is a communal experience that makes everyone more aware of what it is like to feel hunger. But Ramadan is not only about fasting. Its about patience, sympathy, humanity, love, forgiveness, kindness and remembrance of the almighty. Celebrate Ramzan with your family at home and if outside embrace yourself with all covid appropriate behaviour. Ramzan Mubarak to all of you. May your life be filled with health, happiness and prosperity. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.