We Muslims must compete with one another in righteous deeds and work to alleviate the pain and suffering of the poor and needy, inspired by the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan.

This blessed month has taught us many lessons. We have to contemplate them to learn how people should be compassionate to their fellow beings, how the rich feel the suffering of the poor, and how Muslims compete with one another to win the pleasure of God. We Muslims must imbibe the true spirit of Islam, which is a religion of love, mercy and tolerance and promotes goodness, reform and dialogue.

We Muslims should participate actively in the creation of a human civilization.

The significance of Ramadan is that in this month the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as guidance to mankind and a criterion to differentiate between right and wrong. “Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking reward from God will have his past sins forgiven.” a saying of the Prophet.

The role of Ramadan in deepening the qualities of kindness, forgiveness, mercy and showing sympathy to those who are less well off. It revitalizes the high values that our religion has taught us. It’s a month when the doors of the Heaven will be kept open and of Hell remain locked.