RAMADAN

                            Ramadan

Ramadan 2022: The tentative dates of the holy month are from 2 April to 1 May 2022.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawn) prayer.

Fasting in Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

Fasting from dawn to sunset is obligatory for all adult Muslims who are not chronically ill, diabetic, travelling, elderly, breastfeeding, menstruating.

They take predawn  meal (saher)  before fasting and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called Iftar.

The Muslim people believed that the spiritual rewards of fasting are multiplied during Ramadan.

Muslims during fasting refrain from food, drink, tobacco products, sexual relations, and sinful behaviour

Important Dates

The first and last dates of Ramadan month are determined by the lunar Islamic Calendar.

Starting Of  Ramadan.

As the crescent moon, typically occurs approximately one day after the new moon, Muslims usually estimates the beginning of Ramadan.

Many Muslims prefer to confirm the Ramadan by direct visual of the crescent.

Nightly Prayers:

Muslims perform nightly prayers throughout the month of Ramadan called TARAWIH in Arabic.

 

Recitation of the Quran:

Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran, which comprises thirty Chapters (Sections), over the thirty days of Ramadan.

 

Night of Destiny (Laylat al-Qadr):

It is considered as the holiest night of the year.

It is generally believed to have occurred  in last ten days  on an odd- numbered nights of Ramadan.  

Eid al- Fitr:

The Eid al-fitr celebrated after new moon has been sighted or after completion of thirty days of fasting if no sighting of the moon is possible.

 

Charity:

During this month most  Muslims give their zakat (the fixed percentage of income of the year)to the poor.

The practice is mandatory as one of the pillars of Islam.

 

 

 

 

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