On behalf of MSA Union, we would like to wish all of you Ramadaan Mubarak!
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it has been prescribed for those who have believed before you, so that you may be ever God-fearing." (Al Qur'aan, 2:183)
"The verse establishes that fasting had been made obligatory for earlier believers, and that the aim behind it is to open their hearts to God and make them more conscious and fearful of him. This then is the principal objective of fasting: Taqwa. Fasting, when observed in obedience to God and in pursuit of His pleasure, instils and revives this quality in the human heart and acts as a safeguard against evil and wrongdoing. True believers know and appreciate the value of Taqwa and constantly seek it." Extract from Sayyid Qutb, 'In the Shade of the Qur'an'