Holy Ramadan begins

Maintain sanctity of this holy month

Published : 03 Apr 2022 03:12 PM | Updated : 03 Apr 2022 03:31 PM

The Holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begins in the country today (Sunday). It is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims around the world focus on prayers, fasting, giving to charity and religious devotion. Like other Muslim countries across the globe, people of Bangladesh could not participate in five daily prayers in mosque due to Covid-19 pandemic in the last two Ramadan. After two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, life has returned to normal in our country. Therefore, devotees will be able to participate in five daily prayers in mosque.

As the holy month of Ramadan has come again after a year, Muslims are meant to fast from dawn to dusk during the lunar month, a time of restraint and austerity. The month is significant as the holy Quran was revealed in this month. The whole Muslim Ummah observes the month with due religious fervor to attain self-restraint, self-rectification and forgiveness.

Fasting plays a vital role in establishing sympathy, amity and brotherhood among all, including the rich and the poor. This month brings a unique opportunity of getting closer to Allah and attaining taqwa (fear of Allah).

We hope that 

people would realise the 

sanctity and 

significance of the holy Ramadan and

 reflect it in their personal and social lives

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We hope that people would be able to realise the sanctity and significance of the holy Ramadan and reflect it in their personal and social lives and contribute to building a peaceful society. Therefore, all will be inspired with the teachings of the holy month of Ramadan and help each other in establishing peace, amity and brotherhood in personal and social lives, shunning all ills.

We hope that the prices of essential commodities in the country will remain steady during this holy month. Law enforcement agencies will have to conduct special drives across the country to check crimes such as snatching, robbery and extortion during this holy month. Besides, they must conduct drives against adulterated food items.

Two Dhaka city corporations and police will also have to work for freeing the city roads from any sorts of traffic congestion during the holy month of Ramadan so that people can reach their destinations well before the Iftar. Last but not least, we all must maintain the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan by showing proportion, patience and restraint at all levels in our life.