Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims, is ending this weekend.
Millions of Muslims around the globe are using the remaining few days to pray, read the Quran and give money and food to the poor. Also, many are using the remaining few opportunities hoping for Allah’s mercy and the elimination of some of their past sins.
The Ramadan feast concludes the month-long observance. This is a festive occasion when family and friends will get together to celebrate the conclusion of the holiest month of the Islamic years. There will be many good dishes on the dining tables, loud music will be heard from the windows and children will be dressed in colorful new clothes.
Millions of Muslims will go back to normal-life routine next week wondering if Allah has, at last, accepted their fast and good deeds. But as they wave goodbye to the fasting month, can they also confidently wave goodbye to the heavy burden of man’s transgression against God and the condemnation of sins after all their hard work and efforts to please Allah? Can any Muslim really stand after Ramadan and say: “I’m forgiven and all my sins are wiped away because of my good deeds?”
Open Doors USA’s Ramadan Prayer Campaign for persecuted Christians worldwide also ends Friday. Please continue to pray for Muslims that they may know the true God and experience His everlasting love and compassion.
Compiled by Jerry Dykstra. For media inquiries, contact Christine Cape at 404-545-0085 or Christy Lynn Wilson at 770-401-9842.