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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

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Ramadan

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God had sent His prophet for the regeneration of humankind, and the angels and the Spirit came down from Heaven to fulfill this mission to inculcate the spirit of devotion and reverence among Submitters.

AC

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The Night of Destiny we know is better than a thousand months: Sura 97 comes to life at night as submitters eagerly come together to commemorate God, imploring God in supplication (2:186, 13:14), and asking for His forgiveness. As the night draws to a close and the dawn emerges, there is a feeling of peace and contentment and satisfaction on having been blessed to witness this beautiful night. We pray that God in His infinite grace and mercy accepts our worship and helps us do better.

NC

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Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn. The masjid becomes a sheltering cave where refuge is sought.

[114:1-3] Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of the people. The King of the people. The god of the people.”

[73:20] Your Lord knows that you meditate during two-thirds of the night, or half of it, or one-third of it, and so do some of those who believed with you. GOD has designed the night and the day, and He knows that you cannot always do this.

 

On the night of Destiny God blesses us to be able to do this, and gives us a taste of Paradise. This is what the night of Destiny feels like:

[39:75] You will see the angels floating around the throne, glorifying and praising their Lord. After the equitable judgment is issued to all, it will be proclaimed: “Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe.”

[21:19-20] To Him belongs everyone in the heavens and the earth, and those at Him are never too arrogant to worship Him, nor do they ever waver. They glorify night and day, without ever tiring.

[7:206] Those at your Lord are never too proud to worship Him; they glorify Him and fall prostrate before Him.

[52:49] Also during the night glorify Him, and at dawn as the stars fade away.

Peaceful it is until the advent of the dawn.

LS

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May God grant every submitter a truly blessed Ramadan with great spiritual growth, much appreciation of all God’s blessings, and true joy in His gift of support and guidance. May we use this time to focus our minds and our hearts on the Creator of all, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth, Lord of the universe, our sole Provider, and our true Protector.

Peace to all.

Ramadan 2016

God willing the month of Ramadan (2:183-7) is coming soon. The new moon times for determining the beginning and ending of Ramadan are given below in UTC (Universal time) or GMT.

June 5, 2016: 03:00 AM (UTC/GMT)

July 4, 2016: 11:01 AM (UTC/GMT)

The actual time for each time zone is relative to UTC. In order to calculate the Ramadan start date, compare the time of the New Moon with the Sunset in your location. If the new moon is before sunset, we fast the next day, God willing.  Similarly, to determine the last day of fasting, compare the time of the next New Moon with the sunset in your location. If the new moon is before sunset, the Ramadan month is complete on that day. Otherwise one fasts the next day.

Based on this, God willing, Ramadan dates for most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia are:  June 6 – July 4, 2016.

For some Western parts of the USA and Canada, God willing the dates are: June 5 – July 4, 2016.

For the eastern parts of Asia, for Australia and New Zealand, God willing the dates are:  June 6 – July 5, 2016.

For more details on how dates are calculated, please refer to September 2009 issue of the Submitters Perspective, and  http://masjidtucson.org/Ramadan/