As the month of Ramadan has begun in the Middle East and other parts of the world except for Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, the Muslims will celebrate the month amidst COVID-19 restrictions.
The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has announced bonuses of over Dhs14 million to taxi number plate owners in Dubai.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will begin circulating the 2020 bonuses to owners of 2,833 taxi number plates in addition to their annual dues during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, thanked Sheikh Mohammed for his noble gesture.
“This bonus is one of several of His Highness’s gestures during Ramadan to enhance the welfare of citizens. The payments particularly reflect his keenness to support fixed income earners and disadvantaged families. Apart from enhancing their wellbeing and happiness, the initiative also contributes to boosting social solidarity,” said Al Tayer.
What Is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is observed by the entire Muslim community from around the world.
The Muslims engage in good deeds and ask for forgiveness and refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.
This annual practice is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. It is said that Ramadan is the commemoration of Prophet Muhammad’s first revelation.
Importance Of Ramadan:
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained” (Bukhari)
In another Hadith, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)
Ramadan In Pakistan:
The first fast of 2021 will fall on April 14 while Eid-ul-Fitr will take place on May 14 in Pakistan.