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What is Ramadan??

Ramadan is a blessed month. It is called “Ramadan Kareem” or “Greater Ramadan. The Muslim fast consists of no food or water passing through their lips (including no smoking during the daytime) between sunrise and sunset.  There is great excitement among people when they hear the announcement of sighting the moon after the maghrib prayer. They rush to buy various foods to prepare themselves for Sehri (Closing the Fast) and Aftari (Opening the Fast). When they see the moon, people contact each other by saying Ramadan Mubarak or Ramadan Kareem, which means have a blessed Ramadan.

Islam holds Ramadan in high regard as one of the five pillars of the religion, a month marked by reverence and blessings for Muslims throughout the world.

Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection practiced by Muslims worldwide. It is one of the five pillars of Islam that must be observed by all who are physically and financially capable. Fasting during this month is meant to remind Muslims about their need to practice self-restraint for them to have access to God’s (Allah) blessings; additionally, it teaches them about hunger and giving willingly for the sake of their fellow human beings in the world (in other words, the Ramadan tradition teaches Muslims about compassion).

Ramadan is an Islamic holy month consisting of 29 or 30 days. It is observed by Muslims worldwide and believed to be the month when the Quran was first revealed to Muhammad Peace be upon him (PBUH). In Arabic, “Ramadhan” means “to breakfast.” The ninth month of the Islamic year is one of the Five Pillars of Islam that must be observed by every Muslim who can afford it during Ramadan (and is not traveling). It is thought to be the month when Muhammad first received the revelations of his monotheistic scripture, the Quran.

According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan begins at dawn of the first day after the new moon on or before the 29th day of one lunar month. Again, this year 2022, Ramadan starts during the summer, so the long hot days will make it even more challenging and enjoyable.

In Ramadan Kareem, the special Night comes, and it is said to be the Night of power, also called “Laylat -al Qadr,” or sometimes referred to as the Night of Destiny. It is a night that is better than a thousand months. The Qur’an refers to this Night as “the Night of Power.” This sacred Night, Laylat al-Qadr, is better than a thousand months. The Prophet Mohammad, Peace be upon him (PBUH), said: “Seventy thousand people who have done their best to serve God will be assured of His Paradise.” (Imam Tirmidhi records this Hadith). This Night happens during one of these odd-numbered nights in the last ten nights of Ramadan. When will this Night come? Nobody knows precisely when… but Muslims believe it comes on the twenty-fifth night of Ramadan.

As a result of Laylat al-Qadr, or the Night of Glory, Muslims around the globe believe the Holy Quran was first revealed from Heaven to the world. The Muslim community celebrates the anniversary of the revelations on earth for the guidance and well-being of all humanity until the final Day of Judgment. As

In Quran, Allah Almighty asks:

It is better to have the Night of Decree than a thousand months. Through Allah’s Permission, the angels and Archangel Gabriel descended with all Decrees, Peace! Till than dawn.”

Importance of Ramadan in Islam

The month of Ramadan is a time for all Muslims to cleanse their soul, purify their physical selves, and improve their relationship with God (Allah). This annual observance is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is regarded as one of the holiest months in the Muslim calendar.

Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset every day during Ramadan. The idea behind this abstention from food and drink is that it reminds people what life can be like without sustenance – fasting can teach empathy for hungry people around the world. Muslims are also encouraged to read the Quran and increase their charitable giving in this holy month.

Fasting during Ramadan can allow people to quit bad habits such as drinking, taking drugs, or smoking. It also helps the body achieve and maintain good health. A constant routine of fasting acts as a process to form new habits.

Every individual has a reason for fasting. It has been said to be a spiritual practice that helps you grow to have an increased view of life in this world and an increased view of life after death. Fasting can also be seen as healthy for the body. Once, I watched a documentary that discussed the benefits of intermittent fasting. The benefits are weight loss, reducing body fat, lowering diabetes, and lowering heart disease.

Blessing and Giving in Ramadan

For Muslims worldwide, Ramadan is one of the most important events in the Islamic Calendar. Muslims all over the year wait for this blessed occasion in the Islamic year. The first 29/30 days of Ramadan are full of blessings and rewards from Allah, While the last ten days of Ramadan are more special. It is known as the Nejat period. During these 10 days, Muslims seek forgiveness for their sins. However, how do Muslims seek forgiveness? Think what the different ways in which they maximize their blessings during this period are??? The answer is to start your Ramadan with a donation plan.

  • All Nejat period is a time to donate more Sadaqat.
  • It is a time to be kind to your Muslim brothers and sisters.
  • It is a time to make greater efforts in seeking forgiveness from Allah.
  • It is a time to spread the message of Islam.
  • It’s a period of cleanness and purity of heart, soul, body, and wealth. Whatever you do during these 10 days will become your capital for the coming year.

Health Benefits of fasting:

Fasting is prohibited on that day, although it will be resumed the following day at the usual time. It provides health benefits, including weight management and stress reduction. It prevents the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, increases life expectancy, and strengthens family ties. It also gives a sense of forgiveness and empathy to those who hear about Islam in their lives. It is also a time for Muslims to focus on praying for themselves, their loved ones, and all other people locally or globally in all social spheres.