|Ramadan Kareem to Sheikh Mo, the UAE family and to all my readers|
Some 1.6 billion Muslims around the world today begin celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan.
With so much turmoil, violence and death around us again this Holy Month, I would like to dedicate this Ramadan to Sheikh Mo -- as we affectionately refer to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE’s Vice-President, Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai.
Thank you Sheikh Mo for creating a dream I can share. Thank you for keeping this country safe for us to build a home away from home.
It is every adult and healthy Muslim’s obligation to fast -- abstain from eating, drinking and sexual activity from dawn to dusk. But it is also a spiritual journey to avoid immoral behavior, anger and show compassion.
The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Holy Quran was gradually revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUP) over a period of 23 years.
I wish Sheikh Mo, the UAE family as well as my readers a blissful and blessed fasting month of Ramadan.
May Allah reward your self-restraint and answer your supplications.
Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith no. 123, narrated by Abu Huraira]