We would like to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed start to the Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan commemorates the start of the revelation of the Quran to the Islamic prophet Muhammad through the angel Jibreel (Gabriel). This year Ramadan will be celebrated from the evening of Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, July 17.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Muslims fast during daylight hours, from dawn to sunset. During this fast, Muslims not only control their hunger and thirst, but they also try to improve their character and establish a greater connection with God. Fasting also serves as a reminder of the sufferings of the poor.
In addition to fasting, Ramadan is a time for extended prayer and charity. Throughout the month, along with regular prayers, Muslims engage in special evening prayers called “Taraweeh,” in which the entire Quran is recited over a period of 30 nights. It’s also an excellent time for charitable giving–and if you haven’t already prepared an estate plan yet, it’s the perfect time to create a personally tailored Islamic estate plan that satisfies your wishes, adequately provides for your loved ones, and complies with the dictates of Shariah. To learn more about our Islamic Estate Planning services, please contact us today!