Report By: Riyaz Ahmed, Chicago
Month of fasting is month of purification of one’s soul, attaining nearness to God and sympathy for humanity, said Imam shamshad
Muslims across the world celebrated the Holy month of Ramadan which started on May 27th, 2017, a period of intense prayer, supplication and help to humanity and fasting.
The Holy Quran was revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam His Holiness Muhammad Mustafa (peace be upon him) during the month of Ramadan 1400 years ago. So muslims across the globe fast for a whole month and involve themselves in prayers in order to attain nearness to Almighty God.
During this whole month we had recitation of the Holy Quran and regular Lectures (Dars) given by Imam Shamshad of Bait-ul-Jaamay Mosque in Glen Ellyn. In his regular lectures which were based upon the teachings of Holy Quran, sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and sayings of the Promised Messiah Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian (peace be upon him), Imam Shamshad preached the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community about various topics which included the significance of fasting and prayers, how to build strong relationship with Almighty God, serving Parents, serving Humanity, respecting the elders and how to lead our life in the society in accordance to the teachings of Islam. He also mentioned that Muslims should involve themselves in more sacrifice and charity in this Holy Month to help the poor and needy.
Daily Iftar(breaking of the fast) was also arranged in the Mosque followed by regular prayers and Dinner.
Eid-ul-Fitr which marked the end of Ramadan was celebrated on 26th of June. In his Eid sermon on this occasion, Imam Shamshad urged the members to continue to do good deeds throughout the year which they did in the month of Ramadan like doing the Charity and helping the poor, and earning the nearness of God. Imam shamshad also read the message from Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad the head of the ahmadiyya Muslim community in USA.
All the members then greeted Eid Mubarak to one another. Then there was an award ceremony also for all students, Imam shamshad gave the award to those children who finished the Holy Qur’an first time and to those who completed reading the Holy Quran in the blessed month of Ramzan.
A great news was that Imam invited many religious leaders of the area to come in our Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque to attend Quranic teaching and dinner and they came, some Muslim from Sierra leone Community, Syrian families who recently came in this country and many from different Churches.
Contact Imam Shamshad Nasir:
2 S 510 IL Rte 53, Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137
Phone: 630-790-4100 | Fax: 630-793-4100
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