Monday, 1 August 2011 / 1 Ramadaan 1432

This has been a momentous year and the world is confronted by many challenges. Political instability, economic bankruptcy, moral decadence and the proliferation of drug and substance abuse and human trafficking . In North Africa and the Arab world tyrants have been toppled and the future of many despots is bleak and uncertain.

Today we witness two worlds. One is extremely poor and the other tremendously wealthy. The scale of poverty and suffering caused by wars only exacerbates the plight of the poor. During this month of Ramadaan we should assess these issues facing humanity, re-evaluate our lives and our societies and readdress our understanding of this beautiful Month of Allah (SWA).

The blessed month of Ramadaan has made its grand entrance in total opposition to the direction in which the world is hurtling. During this month we are asked to practice self restraint of our desires. We are encouraged to discipline our needs, through abstinence. WE are meant to redistribute our wealth and reject massive concentrations of the same.

And Allah says in the Holy Quran:

“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I will answer the prayer of anyone who calls upon me, so they should answer my call and believe in me that they may walk in the right way.” [2.186]

The Executive and staff at the Media Review Network wish all Muslims well over this period and may we all grow closer to Allah Rab-ul-Izzah.

May Allah (SWT) guide us all, protect us, and forgive our sins in this blessed month. Insha Allah. Ameen!

Issued By:

Ibrahim Vawda

Senior Researcher – Media Review Network

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The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.