The 2019 Big Iftar
eventWednesday 15 May & Saturday 25 May 2019location_onThe Baitul Futuh Mosque, 181 London Road, Morden, SM4 5PT, Car Park Address: 240 Central Road, Morden, SM4 5PP.
The Big Iftar
The true purpose of the Holy month of Ramadhan is to draw people closer to God and to develop a stronger connection with Him. The fast begins just before dawn and ends at sunset. This is carried on each day during the month. Though normal pursuits and work are carried on during this month, the emphasis is on spiritual reflection, moral improvement and increased devotion to the Creator.
The hearing, the sight, the tongue and the mind are all under greater control as the aim is to strengthen our powers of self-control, leading to an improvement in one's moral and spiritual qualities.
The Holy Prophet(peace be on him)said:
"He who abstains from food and drink during the period of the fast but does not restrain himself from uttering a falsehood starves himself to no purpose"(Sahih al-Bukhari 1903)
It is related that during Ramadhan, his own concern for and care of the poor, the needy, the sick and the orphan was intensified manifold, and that his charity knew no limit.