Ramadan is the ninth moth of the Islamic calendar. it always beings 10 to 13 days earlier per annum. it is the month of fasting and praying. It lasts 29 to 30 days depending upon the moon. it is a month crammed with blessings.
Muslims all-round the word are excited for this month because it gives them an opportunity to get closer to Allah. Everyone gets to taste the “sweetness of faith”
Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed. because it states within the holy verse “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an,”
Fasting is one among the five pillars of Islam. it is necessary for all healthy Muslim adults. However, Fast is not necessary for those who are travelling, are ill, children or for pregnant women. During this month Muslims refrain from food and water from Dusk till dawn.
Muslims do suhoor to start out their fast. The prophet said: “Eat Suhoor, for in suhoor there is a blessing”
Muslims learn to regulate their selves by practicing self-restraint during this Month. they struggle to beat their bad habits and control their desires. Fasting teaches Muslim’s self-control and self-discipline. By this, an individual becomes more optimistic and stays happier. the work hours are reduced in most of the Muslim majority country.
The rewards of the great deeds done by the one that is fasting are multiplied. As Prophet Muhammad (PBH) said: “Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times it’s like, up to seven hundred times.”
Most of the Muslims charity this month to earn the utmost reward. those who do not pray get regular; start offering their salah 5 times each day. Mostly also attempt to read the Holy Quran once this Month.
The devils are also chained during this month. “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and therefore the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” Evil is reduced, the devils can’t tempt people for his or her inappropriate desires. The whispers stop. The sinners start doing acts of worship and stand back from their unfortunate desires.
Muslims try to Avoid ego, gossips and arguments. False and bad words can destruct your fast just as eating and drinking can. Hence it is vital to avoid such communications.
As Ramadan is the Month of blessing, forgiveness and mercy. “Whoever fasted Ramadan with faith and in expectancy of reward, his previous sins are forgiven him”. If A Muslim prays regularly and repents on its sins, quits them and never comes back to them again then ALLAH forgives him. Allah is always expecting his slave to repent and return back to him and therefore the doors of forgiveness are always open.
The Muslims can eat after the sunset. this is called iftar where they end their fast. they typically break their fast by eating dates because it is sunnah. Iftar has great significance. it is the hour of the acceptance of the dua. The Holy Prophet (PBH) said: “There are three people whose Dua is not rejected; the fasting person until he breaks the fast the just ruler and the oppressed person whose Duaa Allah lifts above the clouds and opens unto it the doors of Jannah and Allah says: I swear by My Honor verily I shall assist you even though it may be after sometime”
Muslims often break their fast with their families.
They arrange iftar parties and invite friends and families.
After this Muslims perform Taraweeh at night after the Isha salah as it is sunnah and of great reward. During the Taraweeh, the entire Quran is recited.
Laylat al-Qadr is the night when the Quran was first revealed; it was in the last ten days of Ramadan but the date is not sure. Muslims believe it had been one among the odd dates of the last ashrah. it is a night of forgiveness and when the duaa is accepted.
When the moon of Shawal is sighted Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated: it is a religious holiday celebrated worldwide by the Muslims on the first 3 days of Shawwal. Everyone wears new clothes, friends and families visit one another and greet each other. Gifts are also exchanged. This eid is a reward from Allah to the worshipers and to those who obeyed Allah’s orders.