Ramadan is the third pillar of Islam and it is in this blessed month that the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is a sacred month in which the worshippers observe a 30 day fast from dawn to sunset where one abstains from all invalidators of Fasting including eating, drinking and having an intimate relationship with one’s spouse.
The purpose of fasting is to submit and surrender to The Creator, Allah Subhannahu Wa Taala (SWT). Fasting allows for worshippers to gain perseverance by abstaining from the worldly pleasures. This is attained by spending time in salah (prayer) and dhikr (remembrance) of Allah SWT through additional prayers, recitation of the Quran or devotional acts of worship.
During the blessed month of Ramadan, Parramatta Mosque is privileged to host more than 300 worshippers for Iftaar (breaking of the fast) and Suhoor (pre-dawn meal). This is provided across the 30-days fasting period as donated by the community and organized by the management team of Parramatta Mosque.
Parramatta Mosque also provides Taraweeh prayers that are carried out during Ramadan, led by the Imam of Parramatta Mosque. We also host additional Qari from overseas to cover the extra religious activities of Ramadan.
If you would like to make contributions towards Ramadan (Iftaar), you can transfer directly to (otherwise contact Parramatta Mosque Committee):
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Parramatta Branch)
Account Name: Parramatta Islamic Cultural Association
BSB Number: 062223
Account Number: 11184736
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S (for overseas transfer)