Fasting involves controlling what we say and do, along with our stomachs. It is normal to feel irritable or down when fasting for biological reasons. Being aware of these feelings will help us control ourselves. Self awareness is important for psychological well-being because it prevents us from acting in ways that we may regret. Self-control is a trait of mature and emotionally healthy people.
The Muslim ummah is facing multiple challenges in living peacefully. The most dominating challenges for the community is internal disunity and response to anti-Islamic ideological war. In the grip of mixed emotions of love (for Islam) and anger, we forget the sunnah of behaving with a vision in adverse situations. The character our Prophet (sallelahu alaihi wasallam) gives us a good lesson to encounter our both internal and external challenges...from a glimpse from the seerah.
Da'wah is a duty, a responsibility, assigned on every Muslim, by Allah, as Allah has clearly mentioned in the Qur'an that He has appointed the Muslim ummah as a model community for the whole of mankind. Islam is to be presented to the world as the need of the people. At this juncture, Da'wah is has become a universal need. This ummah will have to present Islam as the only way of life that can deliver justice to the suffering humanity.
In modern times we have become wonted to living on our own; as if God does not exist. Many of us feel that religion is no longer apposite, and that books of religious teachings have been replaced by modern books of science and progressive thinking. The Qur'an - Is it relevant today? Or has it gone into the oblivions of the past as have many other books.