25 Apr 2024

Ramadhan: the Month of the Quran

Ramadhan: the Month of the Quran


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Dr Musharraf Hussain is an Islamic scholar, CEO of Karimia Institute, and senior trustee of Muslim Hands. Formerly he was the chairman of the Christian Muslim forum (2008-2010), vice chair of the Association of Muslim Schools (2000-2003). He trained and worked as a research scientist before becoming a fulltime Imam and teacher. He has authored over 30 books.

Ramadhan: the Month of the Quran

Ramadhan is a month in which Muslims globally will be fasting. Let’s welcome it with repentance and awe of the Mighty Lord. Our daily routines will drastically change; we will wake up in the early hours of the morning, pray Tahajjud, have a healthy Suhoor and then pray Fajr salah. The calmness of the morning make this an ideal time for the recitation of The Majestic Quran. After all, Ramadhan is the month of the Quran.

The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadhan; the Quran is a guidance for all people, it has clear teachings and distinguishes right from wrong; whoever is present in the month must fast

Al-Baqarah: 185

How familiar are you with the Quran? How many stories do you know? How many parables do you know? How many proverbs do you know? There are many aspects for you to explore including the Quran’s teachings on:

  • Worship and devotion to Allah
  • His beautiful names and amazing creative power that are seen in the creation around us
  • The vivid description of the delights of Heaven and the horrors of Hell
  • Moral character includes virtues like; kindness, goodness, gratitude, generosity, courage, justice
  • A spiritual relationship with Allah, the Mighty Creator
  • Responsibilities towards fellow human beings e.g. rights of parents, children, relatives, friends, community, fellow workers

Ramadhan is time for you to catch up and learn, an opportunity for self-assessment, to explore your relationship with the Quran. Once we make this careful and thoughtful assessment of our knowledge and understanding, we will identify the gaps and begin to fill them. This is meditation and reflection, the Prophet (pbuh) commended “a moment’s reflection is better than 60 years of worship.”

Fasting is a universal spiritual ritual that develops self-control and awakens Allah-consciousness. The long spells of hunger and thirst help us to empathise with the hungry and poor people of the world. No wonder during the month of piety, Muslims give charity generously. Of course, we will shed a few pounds of fat and improve our health. Yes, it will get rid of toxins stored in our flab, but its essence is to temporarily withdraw from the pleasures of the material world and tune in with the Divine and reconnect with the Gracious Lord. So, get your Majestic Quran translation out and start reading it with the intention to learn and understand.

Donate a Quran today

As Ramadan is the month of the Quran, it is the perfect time to donate and spread Allah’s word.

When you distribute the Quran, you’re expressing your love for Allah’s book. The desire to share it with others, to give them the most precious gift. It represents a sincere commitment to peace and humanity’s welfare.

Motivate a Million is a campaign that aims to spread 1 million Qurans by 2025, inshallah.

The Vision:

  • To make the Quran readily available to a million people who may never otherwise ever see it.
  • To offer the Quran to young Muslims and teach them how to engage with it.
  • To present the Quran to the ‘movers and shakers’ in our society in order to help them understand Islam.

The average cost of putting a Quran into someone’s hands is £4. This includes administration, fundraising, production and placement expenses. 

Please donate generously to this wonderful cause using this link.

To read more about the Motivate a Million project, click here.

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