Watch: why is Ramadan so important?
Ramadan, the blessed month of fasting is just over two weeks away but why is it so significant and how can you make the most of it?
We Muslims fast to get closer to Allah (SWT). And the special month encourages us to attain Taqwa by performing actions that please Him and abstain from things that displease him.
"Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain Taqwa." (Surah al-Baqarah:183)
Watch this short video to find out why Ramadan is an important month for worship, contemplation and introspection.
In this video, Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim goes into more detail about why Muslims fast during Ramadan, the wisdom behind the directive and how we can attain a higher state of Taqwa.