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Virtues and Blessings of Ramadan

Fasting helps us develop a strong personality and character. Not giving in to the temptation of having a sip of cold water even when no one is around really says volumes about a person's self control. It instills other great qualities in us such as patience, will power and determination, which we need in our lives and fasting helps us in getting the hang of them. And don't forget fasting instills humility in us by giving us a feeling of deprivation which normally the affluent ones never face. We learn that life isn't always perfect, not for,any of us anyway, and that leads us to developing another gigantic characteristic: generosity. We learn to give because we learn exactly how it feels to have nothing.

IOU Team Members Share Their Favorite Ramadan Tips

Just as Ramadan is a month of gaining rewards through many means, so is it a time for making excuses and procrastinating in many ways. No more excuses as you hear it from Muslims fasting for 20-21 hours, busy parents, students of knowledge and more. Learn some practicable tips from your regular IOU blog team members to maximise your Ramadan.

Striving for Ease

The contentment which occurs when the dying soul rejuvenates, when the untamed tongue recites the words of its Creator, when the dehydrated heart pumps with du’as and dhikr, when the dry eyes weep out of love for its Master

The Ramadan Pre Planner-2015

There is almost a month before Ramadan begins--give or take a few days. So let's begin now to make habits for Ramadan so that during the month of Ramadan, you and I can focus on acting upon those habits with excellence rather than stressing ourselves out in trying to set them!