Black PR Wire encourages support for our Black Muslim Brothers and Sisters this Ramadan Season
(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, Fla. (April 12, 2021) – Black PR Wire wishes our Muslims Clients, customers and partners Ramadan Mubarak – Happy Ramadan! Ramadan is a time where Muslims around the world observe practicing spiritual discipline, their relationship with God and celebration. Ramadan stems from “Laylat Al Qadar” or the Night of Power, in which the angel Gabriel revealed the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed. During Ramadan Muslims Commemorate this revelation by fasting for one month.
Ramadan starts and stops on a different day each year as the lunar Islamic calendar depends on the phases of the moon. This year Ramadan starts April 12 and ends May 12. During this month with some exceptions such as the ill, pregnant etc. - Muslims around the world participate in a month long fast that starts at dawn and ends at dusk. Fasting is not the only part of the holy observance. The aim is to grow spiritually and strengthen the relationship with Allah or God. This goal is achieved through prayer, reciting scripture from the Quran and forgoing gossiping, lying, and fighting.
“It is not mandatory but it is nice for Non-Muslims to be mindful of those who are observing Ramadan” says devout Muslim Kareema Ali – Bowens. It is important to support the people in your life who are observing Ramadan this year. Some ways in which you can help support your Muslim family and friends are:
- Hosting dinner parties during “iftar” or the evening meal which is usually 7:30 p.m.
- During the work day eating your breakfast or lunch in the break area instead of near you Muslim co-workers.
- Avoid offering food to people practicing Ramadan outside of “suhoor” or pre-dawn breakfast or “iftar” – evening meal.
- If you are an employer giving your Muslim employees a quiet space for “Salah” or praying five times a day.
In the U.S. there are many Muslims that are Black Americans. According to pewresearch.org a fifth of all U.S. Muslims are Black. Most of Black Muslims have converted to Islam and therefore cited as being more devout and more likely to observe fasting during Ramadan and Salah or praying five times a day.
For Non-Muslims this Ramadan please be mindful of your Muslim family and friends, be sensitive to their religious views and practices. For those who are observing Ramadan this year Eid Kareem, stay strong in your holy fasting – Eid al-Fitr is just around the corner!