Welcome to the 2013 Campaign
The Ramadan Awareness Campaign (RAC) is an annual event supported by many community volunteers eager to embrace the ambience of the sacred month through their involvement. Each year poses a new challenge as we endeavor to identify themes and activities to accentuate elements of Islam that are critical to Mankind in their respective ways. As years pass it is apparent that our relationship with our Creator “Allah” may become stale; Our Love with Allah weakens, We lose the Fear of Allah’s punishment and majestic power and Our Hope in Allah simply disipates.These 3 Pillars of Worship are essential to maintain a healthy relationship with Allah to ensure you achieve a balanced lifestyle which embodies much needed spirituality.
Therefore it is only fitting that this year’s theme is “Love, Fear, Hope… Fast” A believer must combine between these three pillars in his relation with Allah to achieve success in worship and existence.
Surah Al-Imran (Verse 31) states… Say, [O Muhammad], "If you should love Allah, then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful." Love has no boundaries so let you heart incline towards Allah.
Surah Al-Imran (Verse 175) states… "So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are (true) believers". Fearing Allah is a light in one's heart through which he/she can distinguish between good and bad. When we fear anyone we run away from him; unlike Allah the Almighty to Whom we flee. Therefore, the one who truly fears his Lord, flee to Him. A heart that loses the fear of Allah will end up as a loser.
Whilst Hope directs and paves the way for the hearts towards Allah and the Hereafter The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "None of you should die until he/she thinks well of his Creator" [Muslim].
In closing we would like to share this Hadith Quddsi in which Allah Exalted says: "I am to My servant as he thinks of Me, so, let him think of Me in the way he wishes"… What more could we want or any ask for!
Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and benefit from this journey. undefined
Ramadan is an annual ritual performed by Muslims, which attracts much attention and amazement from those who are oblivious to the practise of Muslims during this month. Muslims exhibit changes in their eating habits, behaviour and religious duties during this month. Because these changes are fairly apparent they generate a significant amount of interest in Islam. By harnessing this interest we are able to create a greater awareness of one of the five pillars of Islam and capitalise on this opportunity to educate mainstream Australia on the teachings of Islam. Since Ramadan encompasses many of the fundamental tenants of Islam like forgiveness, sincerity, mercy, steadfastness, patience, respect, self control and modesty RAC is not only a medium to create awareness about Ramadan but also a vehicle to build a general understanding of Islam and Muslims. While creating a general understanding of Islam amongst non-Muslims is one of the objectives of RAC, one of its other objectives is to focus on strengthening Muslim identity and understanding of the jurisprudence surrounding fasting the month of Ramadan. By providing essential knowledge through various means, RAC aims to ensure that Muslims understand how to fast, the various legal rulings they must follow and how to benefit from their actions during the exceptional month of Ramadan. This is done on a broader scale to members of the general community through workshops, lectures, show bag and post card distribution, school presentations and mobile advertising. RAC aims to address the many facets of Islamic society, and the beauty of this campaign lies solely in its capability to transform and spread to all arenas. To the amazement of many, Muslims hold positions in all sectors of our society, thus giving RAC the potential to travel to every workplace, to every community notice-board to everyone who is willing to open their eyes, ears and hearts. This is possible by producing RAC literature and promotional items that individuals are able to distribute, display and apply to educate themselves and others in the process. RAC also aims to create awareness about Ramadan and Islam to all those who interact with Muslims be it teachers, public servants, social and community workers, health care professionals or fellow students. By holding RAC presentations to all these groups and answering their questions RAC enables these groups to understand and empathise with Muslims and their beliefs, giving them an opportunity to clarify any misconceptions they have about Muslims and Islam. RAC is made up of a series of projects that are tailored to meet specific objectives and outcomes each year. Using a vast array of dynamic skills held by the RAC volunteers these projects help to create a greater understanding of Ramadan and hence Muslims. The objectives of RAC are ever developing and vast; with your support we will be able to meet all its present and future objectives.