On behalf of the GSA administration I wish our teachers, students, parents as well as the entire Muslim Ummah a blessed month of Ramadan.
Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is meant to cultivate heightened spirituality, demonstrate self-control and will power, physical abstinence, increased prayer and a more intimate relationship with the Qur’an .
We thank Allah that He is giving us another occasion to witness
this blessed time in our life.
Allah chose the month of Ramadan among all the months of the year, and He has filled it with His countless blessings. In this month we have a greater urge and desire to do good deeds. The Prophet peace be upon him said: “When it is the first night of Ramadan the evil devils are chained. The gates of Fire are locked- not a single gate is opened, and the gates of Paradise are opened- not a single gate is locked, and a caller calls out: ‘O seeker of good come forward, and O seeker of evil withhold, and there are many whom Allah frees from the Fire – and that is every night. (Reported by: at-Tirmithi, Ibn Majah).
Ramadan is meant for our moral and spiritual training and for the purification of our bodies, minds and souls. This is an annual purification for all believers. It is a special time to get closer to Allah and to seek His blessings and bounties. It is a time to learn taqwa (God-fearing), piety, self-discipline and patience. It is a time to give more charity and become more generous. It is a time to seek Allah’s forgiveness and to forgive each other.
It is a time to be thankful to Allah for His countless gifts and bounties and especially
His gift of iman (faith).
May Allah help us to benefit from this blessed month, may He grant us His love, mercy, forgiveness and happiness of this life and the hereafter, Ameen.
Fathi Khalfi, Principal