MUSLIM WOMEN UNITED OF RICHMOND, VA
Our goal is to promote and facilitate Al-Ma'ruf (the good actions) by striving to be the best of what our Creator Allah (swt) has ordained for the Believer
Muslim Women United (MWU) of Richmond was established in 1989 by a group of muslim women in Richmond, Virginia who recognized the need to uplift and enlighten muslim women in the practical application of Islam through education, networking, programming and philanthrop.
MWU has been active for 25 years and has addressed through workshops; conferences; classes and special event issues; problems; and solutions for Muslim women. MWU has sponsored yearly conferences that address such topics as preparation for marriage, hajj workshops, janazah seminars, Islamic education, menopause, muslim women in crisis overseas, drug/alcohol abuse, sisterhood, spirituality, prayer, hijab legal battles, polygyny, depression, domestic violence, the impact of the Patriot Act, hair and weight care, youth issues and Qu'ran.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins upon the visual sighting of the last full moon of the year and lasts 29 or 30 days, depending on the year. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month. Ramadan is intended originated as an observation of the first revelation of the Qur'an to Prophet Mohammed. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from all food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. But Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking: it is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God and practice self-discipline and sacrifice.