Annual ‘Welcome Ramadan’ Program Kicks off the Holy Month with Spirituality and Reflection


AUBURN, March 12, 2023 – With the sacred month of Ramadan just around the corner, the eagerly awaited ‘Welcome Ramadan’ event took place on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Auburn Town Hall, located at 1 Susan St, Auburn 2144. The program commenced at 6:15 PM, bringing together the community to prepare for the arrival of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer, and spiritual reflection.


The event had a diverse and engaging agenda, designed to foster a sense of unity and togetherness among the attendees. The program began with a soul-stirring recitation of Qira’at by Atif Sideeq, setting a serene and contemplative atmosphere for the evening. Following the recitation, several students from the ALMA Community Education Program (ACEP) delivered presentations, sharing their knowledge and insights on Ramadan, its significance, and the virtues associated with this blessed month.


A highlight of the evening was the speech delivered by the esteemed Guest Speaker, Sheikh Mohammed Yaquob. Sheikh Yaquob, addressed the audience, emphasizing the importance of Ramadan, its spiritual significance, and the proper observance of the month. His words resonated deeply with the attendees, inspiring them to embark on a journey of self-reflection, self-discipline, and increased devotion.



As the evening progressed, the congregants offered their Maghrib prayers together, engaging in a collective act of worship and gratitude. The prayer served as a reminder of the spiritual transformation that awaits during the holy month of Ramadan, encouraging attendees to renew their commitment to faith and seek the blessings and mercy of Allah.


The ‘Welcome Ramadan’ program concluded with a renewed sense of anticipation and eagerness for the arrival of Ramadan. Attendees left the event with a deeper understanding of the significance of this blessed month and a determination to make the most of the spiritual opportunities it presents.


ALMA expresses its gratitude to all those who participated in the ‘Welcome Ramadan’ event and Sheikh Mohammed Yaquob for his enlightening speech. The contributions of the ACEP students and the engaging presentations they delivered added to the overall success of the program.


For more information about upcoming Ramadan events and ACEP activities, interested individuals can visit the ALMA website or contact the organization directly. ALMA remains committed to serving the community and facilitating opportunities for spiritual growth and enrichment during this auspicious month.


As the community eagerly awaits the arrival of Ramadan, let us all embark on this blessed journey with hearts full of devotion, minds open to reflection, and a commitment to enhancing our relationship with Allah and our fellow human beings. Ramadan Mubarak!