In this post, we are discussing the 15 interesting facts about the ramadan.
The month of Ramadan is the 9th Islamic month of fasting. During which Muslims do not eat or drink during from sunset to sun fall.
Moreover, Ramadan fast is one of the most important beliefs of Islam because Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam.
During Ramadan, adult Muslims fast from dusk until dawn, unless they are ill, pregnant, or diabetic, breastfeeding, or traveling. This time spent fasting is used in prayer, charity, spirituality, and for purifying the mind and body. The purpose of fast is to create a feeling for poor and needy people.
15 Interesting Facts about the Ramadan:
Now, we will discuss some interesting facts about the Ramadan:
Muslim All over the World:
Muslims from all over the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race or color, fast in the Holy Month of Ramadan. They are not allowed to eat or drink anything from sun rise to sun fall throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. They are also supposed to stay away from things prohibited by Islam during this Month.
It is believed that first revelation was received by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Beginning of Ramadan:
The Month of Ramadan is start by the sighting of the new moon after Shahban.
Ramadan Sequence Every Year:
The beginning of Ramadan moves backward 10 to 15 days every year. There is no day from which we can conclude that Ramadan will start from that day in this year it is very on the moon date.
Prevention from Sex and Abusive Words:
Muslims are encouraged to eat a meal before dawn, and then break the fast immediately after sunset (Iftar time). During the time, from sunset to the sun fall Muslims are not allowed to eat anything, also abstain from sexual intercourse between husband and wife, using abusive words and all other sinful acts.
Pillar of Islam:
Ramadan is the month of fasting. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Importance of Dates:
Eating dates is a popular way to break and start the fast. It is said that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used dates to break His fast.
Charity to Poor People:
During Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to give Sadaqah or charity (Zakat) to the poor and needy people.
Condition of Fasting for Children:
Children are not obligated to fast during Ramadan, not until they have reached puberty or they become mature enough for the fast.
Suhoor and Iftar:
The meal before the beginning of the fast is called suhoor, and the meal after sunset is called iftar.
First Verse of Quran Revelation:
It is the generally believed that the first verses of the Holy Book Quran were revealed by Allah Almighty during the month of Ramadan.
Recitation of Quran:
Muslims men and women are encouraged to read Holy Quran in Ramadan.
Condition of Breaking Fast:
Individuals are encouraged to break their fast due to illness, breastfeeding, or any other serious medical condition.
Eid-ul-Fitr after Ramadan:
At the end of Ramadan, there is a Holy festival for Muslims called Eid-ul-Fitr to celebrate the end of the fast. Eid–ul-Fitr is celebrated by wearing new best clothes, visiting Mosque for Eid prayer and giving gifts and Muslims wish each other with “Eid Mubarak”. Muslims celebrate with family and friends, prepare large meals and donate to the poor people so that poor person can also celebrate. Eid-ul-Fitr is also considered a time of reverence. Muslims praise Allah (SWT) for helping them gets through the month and asks for forgiveness for the sins they has committed.
Benefits of Ramadan:
In the end, Allah has given a chance of Ramadan to Muslims an opportunity to ask for His forgiveness hence makes it a Month of forgiveness and do good deeds.