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Maintaining the Spirit of Ramadan

Ramadan has concluded with a well-deserved celebration. After a month long of abstention from food and drink, enduring long hours of fasting and staying up in prayers past midnight, we pray that Allah (SWT) accepts our fasts, prayers, righteous deeds and answers our supplications. O Allah! You are the Pardoner, You love to pardon, so, pardon us. It is from Allah’s mercy that He enjoined upon the believers various types of worship in Ramadan, from fasting to prayers, charity, joining ties of kinship, etc. for an entire month.  The essence of Ramadan is taqwa. “O you who believe! Fasting is ordained for you as it was ordained for those who came before you, so you may attain taqwa.” (al-Baqarah, 2:183) The objective behind Ramadan is to become closer and closer to Allah (SWT) and to be conscious of Him.

Life after Ramadan - 8 Ways to Carry On This Month's Worship Habits Throughout the Year

Ramadan is a time of heightened worship and deepened spiritual reflection, and one of the best things we can do as the blessed month comes to an end is plan how to carry the lessons and habits developed during this time into the rest of the year. They say it takes 30 days to develop a solid habit, and if you’ve been working to make any aspect of your ibadah a habit in Ramadan, you are primed to, Insha’Allah, continue it beyond this month. Don’t leave it to chance! Make a practical plan to continue worship, charity and self-improvement after Ramadan ends. It’s one of the best gifts we can give ourselves and our relationship…

Iona Endorses Imam Council of Michigan's Statement on Abortion

Imam Mustapha Elturk, Ameer of the Islamic Organization of North America (IONA, a past Co-chair of the Imams Council of Michigan, led a committee of Imams charged with issuing a statement on Abortion. The Committee consisted of Imam Mwafak Algalaieni of Grand Blanc Islamic Center and member of the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), Imam Sayyid Mohammed Baqer al-Qazwini of the Islamic Institute of America, Imam Mohamed Almasmari of the Muslim Unity Center, and Imam Dawud Walid, the Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). All schools of thought, including the Ja’fari school of thought, were considered while the committee discussed the abortion issue…