France Islamic Center is holding competitions of Quranic teachings. There are four different contests in the holy month of Ramadan, one for each week.
According to the center’s website, the contestants will have to answer 20 multiple-choice questions about the concept and teaching of the Quran regarding the auspicious month.
Interested people from all around the globe can participate in the competitions, which are held online via the center’s website, Instagram, and Telegram channel.
At the end of Ramadan, winners of the contests will be awarded cash prizes.
What Is Ramadan?
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is considered one of the holiest, pious and significant months in which Muslims fast from dawn till dusk.
Fasting for a whole month reminds Muslims of the less fortunate and reinforces the need to be thankful. Being one of the five pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for all healthy Muslims to fast during the holy month.
Significance Of Ramadan In The Quran:
Allah Almighty has talked about the significance of Ramadan in the Holy Quran in the following verse:
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” (Quran, 2:183)
Every Muslim wakes up early to eat a pre-dawn meal “Suhoor” before keeping the fast and they break it with Maghrib prayers “Iftaar”.
The Holy Quran was revealed on the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) in the month of Ramadan that is why it is important for every Muslim to read the entire Quran in the holy month.
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and the differentiation (between right and wrong)” (Quran, 2:185)
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 be on April 14 while Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 14 in Pakistan.