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First Ashra of Ramadan The ten blessed days of mercy

Ramadan's first ten days feel like an Escalator that doesn’t seem to stop. One adjusts to a schedule that encompasses all of the obligatory and additional prayers, and also an opportunity to seek forgiveness for the past and desire Allah's care and love in the future, the majority of Ramadan is automatically fulfilled. Experiencing such a lovely regularity is just unrealistic for any Muslim who aspires to devote his or her days in the worship of Allah.

The Graceful ten days of Ramadanare known to be days of Mercy which helpsprepare a Muslim for the upcoming two Ashras, that focuses on repentance & redemption from the fires of hell......

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The Four Facets of Fasting in Ramadan under foundation studies in Islam.

From the various verses of the holy Qur'an related to fasting, it is patently clear that the ultimate purpose of fasting in Islam is the attainment of righteousness or God-consciousness (taqwa) and divine pleasure. Merely abstaining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset is not the true essence of fasting. It is rather focused on inner reflection, selfless devotion, self-restraint and ego-training to be a better and more humane person under foundation studies in Islam.

Therefore, the believers are required to carry on with an inclusive spirit of Siyam (fasting) throughout the year, not just during the sacred month of Ramadan. Here are the four different aspects of Ramadan that we may keep in view to gainfully benefit from the harvest of this holy month:

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Ramadan Quran Environment Towards the Universal Values of Siyam fasting

A sound body is always the good seat of a sound mind and spiritual intellect which is not possible without maintaining a healthy and protected environment.

Under foundation studies of Islam, the holy month of Ramadan, along with optimal spiritual blessings and health benefits, also optimises one’s potential to improve his/her life style in full synergy with the nature and environment. The month-long fasting in Ramadan integrates the human body, mind and soul with the divine cosmos balancing both in full harmony.

The first blissful day of the holy month comes as a reminder for the most significant preparations that we should make to live this whole month of mercy in an adherence to the Qur'an on environmental protection.

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Quranic Environmentalism A Proactive Approach to Address the Crisis of Climate Change

“And they are engaged in spreading mischief and disorder (everywhere) on the Earth, and Allah doesn't like those who do mischief on Earth"–(The Glorious Qur'an 5: 64)

On Wednesday (March 23, 2022), the Global Coalition for Limitation of Armaments issued its first analysis paper on "The Impact of Climate Change and Disarmament on International Security".

The paper addressed the relationship between the effects of climate change and the proliferation of weapons on international security, in addition to the policies and measures that can be adopted in order to reduce the effects of these variables on international peace and security. The paper also showed that the threats to international peace and security are changing constantly and that they take different forms overages. Climate change and competition over natural resources became among the increasingly important root causes of violent conflicts and the proliferation of weapons around the world.

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World Water Day 2022 Water Conservation in the Holy Quran

Water is the most precious blessing on the planet, and the most important necessity of human life since the world was created. It is an essential element for the continuation of life for all living creatures and plants. In fact, water is at the core of sustainable development and it is critical for socio-economic development, energy generation, food production, healthy ecosystems, and for human survival itself.

In Islam, therefore, water conservation is highly encouraged. In the holy Quran, the Arabic word for water, maa, is referenced exactly 63 times throughout the Holy Book. In a nutshell, the Quranic verses tell us that water gives and sustains life, and purifies humankind and the earth. There are several Prophetic Traditions (Hadith reports) which substantiate the same Islamic standpoint.

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