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Blessed Month of Ramadan
The Prophet (SAW) said,

"Whoever does not give up forged speech and evil actions, Allah (SWT) is not in need of his leaving his food and drink (i.e. Allah (SWT) will not accept his fasting.)"

Al-Bukhari.

“O Muslims, fasting is prescribed for you just as it was prescribed for those before you, that youmay guard against evil.”

Al-Qur’an 2:183
Tarawi
Merits of performing night prayer – Tarawi
The Prophet (SAW) has regarded the Tarawi prayer as a means of the forgiveness of sins; he has said.

"The one who observes the Tarawi prayer at night during Ramadan with complete faith and devotion, only for the sake of the recompense of the akhirat (hereafter) will have all his previous sins forgiven by Allah (SWT)".

Ramadan Services 2019

ISHA & KHATME TARAWI
@ 10.45pm
(Ladies only entrance via Upper Orwell Street)
LATE NIGHT TARAWI@ 12:15am (No Ladies Facilities)

* EID JAMAT:
1st Jamat 8:00am
2nd Jamat 9:00am
3rd Jamat 10:30am
Ladies only entrance via Upper Orwell Street for all 3 Jamat.

* All Islamic dates and festivals are subject to the sighting of the moon.
* All Islamic dates and festivals are subject to the sighting of the moon.

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What is Month of Ramadan?

The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is observed by Muslims all over the world as a month of Sawm (fasting). It begins immediately upon the end of the eight month of the Islamic calendar and it lasts for 29 to 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon.
As Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said: "It is Allah's Own month". It is the chief of all months and the most glorious one. 'Fasting' is one of the important five 'pillars' of Islam and it is during Ramadan which fasting has been made obligatory for all adult Muslims.

Dates

The Islamic Tradition of Breaking a Fast With Dates

During this month, all Muslims fast from an hour or so before sunrise to little after sunset. Many people break their fast by drinking coffee, milk, and light foods and so on. But according to the words of Prophet Mohammed ﷺ
"when one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates, but if he cannot get any, then he should break his fast with water as that is very purifying."
It is common practice to pray after breaking the fast with dates and before eating a heavier meal, as the interval gives the body time to metabolize the dates and water that have been consumed and to start the digestive processes of the stomach that has been resting all day.

Why do Muslims Break Their Fast with Dates?

First of all, dates have a very special pace in Islam as it was one of the most frequently eaten foods by the Prophet Mohammed ﷺ especially during Ramadan. Therefore, a tradition of following the footsteps of the Prophet Mohammed ﷺ, Muslims tend to also break their fast with dates.
Secondly, breaking your fast with dates is a Ramadan tradition. Breaking one’s fast with dates and praying only after Iftar are both mentioned in the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ . According to Hadith, the messenger of Allah ﷺ would break his fast with ripe dates before he would pray. If those are not available, he would eat dried dates and if that was also not available, he would drink some water.
Dates are rich in sugar and nutrients and so much more and they help to increase the glucose level of your body after the long day fast. By eating dates, blood sugars travel more quickly to the liver, where they are quickly converted into energy for the body’s use.

Sunnah of fasting

1) Taking of the pre-dawn meal (Suhoor).
2) Delaying Suhoor is a Sunnah.
3) Hastening in Iftar; breaking the fast as soon as the sun sets.
4) Breaking the fast before praying Salaat al-Maghrib.
5) The virtues of Dua at the time of Iftar; the fasting person’s supplications at the time of Iftar will not be rejected.
6) Refraining from actions that do not befit the fasting.
7) Being generous and studying the Qur’an as much as possible.
8) Striving to perform as many acts of worship as possible in the last 10 days of Ramadan.

ZAKAT-UL-FITR

Before the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the end of Ramadan, every adult Muslim who possesses food in excess of their needs must pay zakat al-fitr (fitrana).

The head of household can also pay zakat al-fitr for their dependants such as children, servants and any dependent relatives.

Zakat al-Fitr can be paid during Ramadan, before Eid al-Fitr prayers at the latest, so that the poor can enjoy the day of Eid.

£5.00 per person this year
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