Arrival The Month of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a religious observance in which Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. The arrival of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon. If a new moon is sighted on two different days, then Muslims around the world will celebrate on the second day.

Muslims fast during Ramadan to improve their relationship with Allah and to remind themselves that they should be grateful for all that they have been given in life. They also believe that fasting will help them get rid of their sins and feel closer to Allah. Ramadan is divided into three equal parts of 29 days because it was during this month that the Quran was revealed to our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and it must be done every year, as long as one has reached puberty, is not travelling, pregnant or breastfeeding, ill or elderly (over 65-year-old.

When was Ramadan started in Islam?

After the migration of Muslims from Makkah toward Madina. The fasting month of Ramadan was imposed by Allah in 2 A.H. Ramadan is the most sacred month there are a lot of events that happened during the month of Ramadan. The first battle of Islam, the Battle of Badar” and the peaceful conquest of Fateh Makkah were fought in this month. Also, the most sacred and Holy night of Lyla tul Qadar is happen in Ramadan. The Holy Quran was also descended on that day of the month.

Why is Ramadan so special to Muslims?

Ramadan is a month of fasting, introspection and prayer. It is a time when Muslims are reminded of the suffering that people in the world go through. Ramadan is not only about abstaining from food and drink. It’s about remembering that we have to be better people and do more to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan for different reasons. For some, it is about feeling the love of Allah through fasting, prayer, charity and good deeds. For others, it’s about staying away from indulgence in food, drink and otherworldly pleasures for a month as an act of self-discipline.

The Holy Prophet (SAW) said about the month of Ramadan

“When Ramadan commences, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are bound in chains.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]

In Holy Quran Allah SWT also describe the month of Ramadan in that way

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Month of Ramadan

{(The) month (of) Ramadan, which the Quran was descended in it, (is) guidance to the people, and evidence from the guidance and the Separator of Right and Wrong/Quran, so who witnessed from you the month, so he should fast it (E), and who was sick/diseased or on (a) journey/trip/voyage, so numbered/counted from other days. God wills/wants with you the ease/flexibility and does not want with you the difficulty/hardship, and to complete the term, and to greaten/magnify God on what He guided you, and maybe you thank/be grateful.} [Surah 2, al Baqara – Verse 185]

Ramadan is an exercise that works on one’s heart, body and soul to develop an ever-closer relationship with Allah. Ramadan is, in many ways, a very special month. It brings Muslims together, helping them to deepen the bonds between them and their community while also helping them to reflect on their lives. And it’s a chance for all Muslims to take some time out of their busy lives, says Prof. Al-Hadithi: “It is a kind of balance in life” that help in the month of Ramadan.

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