Personality of the Week: Spotlight on Mrs Mam Sai Njie-Sanneh - President of the West African Women’s Association Gambia Chapter
Aug 3, 2012, 12:45 PM
As we move closer to the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is usually combined with additional prayers, mediation, reading and translating the Holy Quran, caring and supporting one another, we use the opportunity to remind the faithful that worshipping in Islam should not be seasonal.
By this we mean that one cannot fast in the month of Ramadan in accordance with all the integrities of fasting such as performing the night prayers, observing the five daily prayers, avoiding backbiting, fornication, etc only to suddenly change immediately after the Ramadan.
Ramadan comes and goes, but worshipping Allah is an obligation upon all Muslims throughout one’s life time.
Fasting helps reform Mulsims and, if after observing the Ramadan one will just go back to his or her bad behavior, then something is fundamentally wrong with your worshipping.
Congregational prayer is also another key area that Muslims should consider at all times, and not only during the fasting period.
Often mosques are during this time of the year crowded with worshippers, who either read or listen to recitation of the Holy Qur’an or pray in a congregation.
However, it is the opposite after the month of Ramadan. To us, this should not be the case.
The other important aspect that catches our attention is the issue of a dress code, especially of our womenfolk.
Ii is lovely to see how most of our Muslim sisters dress during this period, covering almost every part of their body, as opposed to the situation where they dress almost naked.
We do hope that the momentum will continue even after the holy month of Ramadan.
As Ramadan is a period when Allah gives more blessings, we pray for the forgiveness of the sins one may have committed in the past, and may Allah guide us all to the right path.