For a Muslim, Ramadan is the time of the year when he goes through a spiritual and inner renovation, a time to ponder over the purpose of his existence in this world. It is the time of the year when he atones for his misdeeds, redeems himself and turns to God in an effort to draw closer to Him. It is during this month that he relishes the inner joy of fasting, helping those less privileged, and experiencing the joy of recognizing the blessings of God and giving thanks to Him. It is the time to experience all the spiritual blessings and joys that Islam brings to the human soul and to humbly submit oneself before God.
Daily Arabic newspaper of Iraq, Az-Zaman is based in Baghdad and is published in London, Baghdad and Beirut simultaneously. Az-Zaman is the most read daily paper of Iraq and the prominent news resource. It was founded in 1997 and has weekly English edition as well.