Hi friends!

Today is the beginning of Ramadan, and I am learning a lot about it. This is the first time for me; I had heard about it, but I didn’t know much. Today, I am fascinated with it, and my respect and appreciation to Muslims have grown a zillion times.

I want to share it with you, so first of all:

What is Salam Ramadan?

Also known as Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It’s observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

This annual observance is known as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. 

When is Salam Ramadan?

Ramadan 2019 begins on Monday, 6th May 2019 (according to Saudi Arabia) and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019.

Eid al Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday, 5th June 2019. This is the possible date as the exact date depends on the visual sightings of the crescent moon of Ramadan 2019, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri 1440).

The length of the month varies from 29 to 30 days depending on the visual sightings of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st day of Shawwal.

History and Obligations of Ramadan

The word Ramadan itself comes from the Arabic root “Ramida” which may be translated as “Scorching Heat”. Fasting was made obligatory on all adult Muslims in the Second Year of Hijri (Migration from Makkah to Madinah of Muslims).

The only people exempted from keeping a fast are the ones who are traveling, the aged, pregnant, diabetic, chronically ill, menstruating or breastfeeding. Many children try to complete as many fasts as possible as a practice for later life.

Ramadan Practices and Blessings

Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, is considered one of the most blessed months in Islam.

Muslims fast during this month, doing maximum Dhikr of Allah (SWT). The month of Ramadan finishes with a festivity named Eid ul Fitr as Muslims thank Allah (SWT).

Muslims celebrate this festival with religious fervor. This month is full of celebrations as the Muslims immerse themselves in reading the Quran and Duas and spending maximum time doing Dhikr. The Muslims fast the whole month as this teaches them the true meaning of tolerance and perseverance.

During this month, Muslims are not only supposed to refrain from eating and drinking; they are also required to curb all negative emotions like anger and prove themselves to be good Muslims. Moreover, the Quran was also finished this month.

Stay tuned friends because I will post some other articles about Ramadan.

It’s fascinating!


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