Reflections Reading: Significance of Ramadan via @TheIsmaili (Canada)

Ramadan is the holy month in which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) received the first revelation of the Holy Qur’an. All Muslims celebrate Ramadan as a month of special significance “in which the Holy Qur’an was sent down as a guide to humankind…” (2:185).

The Prophet used to retreat from his everyday life in Mecca and go to the nearby mountains. He would do this for a month every year, only returning home to collect food and provision. There, he would stay alone, engaged in prayer, reflection and other acts of piety.

One night, while asleep during the month of Ramadan a figure appeared and commanded Prophet Muhammad to “recite” – “Iqra”!  Uncertain, he responded, “what shall I recite?” The figure finally replied,

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