Welcome, Ramadan 2020,
Here are some Interesting Facts about Ramadan that you may need to know!
The Ramadan is an Islamic Holiday, and it is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (Hijri), and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting from dawn until dusk. in order to commemorate the first revelation of the first verses of the Holy Quran to Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) according to Islamic belief.
Ramadan and The Lunar Calendar
Ramadan falls on the ninth lunar month in the Islamic Calendar we call it (Hijri) in Arabic.
The lunar calendar means the start of each month is based on the sighting of the moon.
Therefore, like all Islamic months, the month of Ramadan rotates every year.
The Holy Qur’an
The month of Ramadan is believed to be the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as a guidance for all mankind.
Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr)
In Ramadan there is a night called Laylat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, it is said that it usually falls within the last 10 days of the Ramadan, and it is thought to be the actual day when the Quran was given to the prophet.
Five Pillars of Islam
Ramadan is the month of fasting. and Fasting (Assawm) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam ( Shahada – Salat- Zakat- Assawm- Al-Haj) that Muslims must do. except for people who are sick, Pregnant woman, children, women who are breastfeeding, those are excused from fasting.
Fasting in Ramadan
Fasting in Ramadan is not only about abstaining from food and drink between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
Muslims should also abstain from Muslims are also expected to abstain from sinful acts, impurities such as gossip, cursing, and sexual relations.
To Validate Fasting in Ramadan Muslims are Expected to initiate the fast with a prayer (Dua) of Intention (Niyah).
Breaking The Fast
Eating dates During Ramadan is a popular and common way to break the fast. Because It is said that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) used dates to break his fast with.
we already know that date is a good source of energy, sugar, and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, and zinc can be found in them.
They also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin K.
Generosity in Ramadan
Ramadan is for fasting and also an encouraging month for being generous, The reward for charity and benevolence in this month are immense.
It is known as a month of modesty and simplicity, where Muslims should remember those who are in need or less fortunate than them.
As a Result, So Many Muslims give their donations during this month. be it in contributing regularly, or dedicating their time and volunteer towards some good causes.
Keep in Mind, that this is one of the most interesting facts about Ramadan, as it isn’t the same for everyone! Because, fasting hours across the world are ranged between 11 and 22 hours.
Moreover, out there are people who observe Ramadan without the suhoor to begin their fast, nor the iftar to break it.
Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr, to celebrate the end of the fast It is commonly known as a day of joy and thanking God (Allah) for the strength that he gave Muslims in order to accomplish this spiritual month.
It is a day of Happiness, Wearing best clothes, gratitude, prayers. For Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a day for visiting family and friends, exchanging gifts, giving to charity, and a lot of eating!