Holy month of Ramzan :
Muslims observe fast during the month of Ramzan to glorify it. Because, it was during this month, the Holy Quraan was revealed to prophet Mohamed (Peace be upon him). Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, quarrelling etc.
However, it is highly regrettable that many Muslims have misunderstood and misconstrued the religion and out of their sheer ignorance, portray to the world as if it is a month for mere celebrations and feasting. You see everywhere haleem and kebab & good festivals and muslim men, women and children throng such places in great groups from evening to late night abstaining even from their mandatory congregational prayers and partying till midnight or sometimes till sahar (dawn). They may atleast avoid such flamboyant practices during this last 10 days.
And what is more disappointing and regretting is that the many of this feasting crowd consists of people with long beard, broken English and trousers above ankle. Women with attractive designor or ethnic burkhas applying strong perfumes. They pretend themselves as staunch Muslims. To me they are the worst followers. They are the ones who bring most disrespect to Islam. They think their acts are God endorsed. SHAME.
May Almighty Allah guide everyone of us on the right path.
Mohamed Abbas Naushad