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Ramzan: The Holy Month


What is Ramzan?

The ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holiest month for fasting is known as Ramzan or Ramadan in Arabic. The crescent moon’s emergence marks both its beginning and conclusion.
According to Islamic tradition, God revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad during Ramzan. “As a direction for the people” on the “Night of Power” (Laylat al-Qadr), which is honored on one of the final 10 nights of Ramadan, often the 27th night.

In Ramzan, between dawn (fajr) and dusk, there are restrictions on eating, drinking, and sexual activity (maghrib)—Muslims who fast are said to be seeking a greater degree of closeness to ALLAH. Fasting is seen as a very personal act of prayer. They are able to recognize Allah as the source of all nourishment as a result.

Muslims are supposed to make a more significant effort to live according to the teachings of Islam throughout Ramzan by abstaining from acts of violence, hostility, jealousy, greed, desire, and gossip. They are also encouraged to attempt to get along with one another better than usual. It is necessary to maintain the purity of both thinking and conduct, thus it is best to avoid any vulgar and irreligious stimuli. This aids in their spiritual growth and increases their awareness of Allah.

At sunset, many mosques will provide iftar (literally, morning) meals so that everyone may break their fast together. Such meals are often served in Muslim soup centers as well. The Prophet Muhammad’s custom calls for breaking the fast with a date (where this is available) or with water.

The Spiritual Meaning of Ramzan

The holy month of Ramadan is a time of introspection, charity, and self-control for Muslims. Daily prayers and the recitation of the “Zikr-e-Elahi” become habits during the whole month of Ramzan. To demonstrate their religion, even individuals who do not consistently pray five times a day begin to worship. The nighttime prayers of Taraweeh keep mosques full of worshippers.

We are all aware of the spiritual importance of Ramzan and want to make amends. By increasing our devotion to ALLAH via more frequent prayer and recitation of the Quran. As well as through charitable giving.

The Qur’an says, “It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was revealed from on high as a guidance for humanity and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard by which to discern the true from the false.” (Al-Baqarah 2:185)

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