Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control.
Generally speaking, children are not required to fast Ramadan until they reach the "age of maturity." However, scholars believe that parents should train them to fast a few days or so, until they become ready to fast when they reach that age. Similar to praying, the Prophet ordered parents to train their children to pray starting with the age of seven. The question remains, how does training to fast begin?
There are many great “returns” that people experience in their lives. The returning of a missing child, finding a very valuable lost item or a close family member returning home after spending many years overseas are some instances of a great return. These are moments of immense joy and happiness.
Is Ramadan causing an impact on the Ummah leading to a spiritual renaissance or is it treated as just another dry routine. This is the burning question. The month will come and go like a spiritual flood but will it leave behind its rich deposits or will it wash away whatever little we had?