What is Ramadan ?In Islam, Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is considered our holiest month due to its commemoration of the revelation of the Quran. For the duration of the month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and its observance is considered one of the five basic tenets of Islam. Muslims who are sick, pregnant, or otherwise physically unable to fast are exempted from this.
In addition to celebrating our holiest scripture, Ramadan is also a time of self-reflection and self-restraint. The idea behind fasting is to undergo sacrifice and feel empathy for those less fortunate than us (e.g the homeless, the poor), so that we may feel grateful for what we have. Muslims abstain from eating between sunrise & sunset, abstain from sexual activity, and generally immoral behavior. It is a time of excessive charity and reflection, as stated in the Qur’an:
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” (Chapter 2, Verse 183).Self-restraint is the fundamental key here. Ramadan is a month about introspection, a chance to find some support on a spiritual level (regardless of how religious you are), and fasting during this particular month is a chance to feel empathy for those less fortunate than you. It’s a chance to understand what those in the face of adversity go through.
When is Ramadan ?
in 2017, ramadan will start on 27th May inshallah, for more details check the links below
When Is Ramadan ? Ramadan 2017 Timings, Ramadan Calendar 2017
Some tips for this coming Ramadan
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