June 20, 2024
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Many of us have fond memories of Ramzan every passing year. The month combines with religious activities such as praying, giving charity, reciting the holy book of Quran, helping the poor, it’s mandatory in islam to release some amount of money or give zakat (some percentage of earnings) to the poor people. Eating sehri in the morning and iftar during evening  are the key elements in Ramzan.

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What is the main purpose of Ramzan?

During Ramzan, Muslims aim to grow spiritually and become closer to Allah and their loved ones. Ramzan is also a time for unity and spiritual reflection and Muslims spend time praying, reciting the Quran and doing good deeds. They donate to charity, spend time with loved ones, and avoid lying, gossiping and fighting. The beginning and end of Ramzan change every year as it’s based on the Islamic lunar calendar and the moon cycles. The start of Ramzan is determined by the sighting of the new crescent moon by religious leaders. Although Muslim’s wait for the new moon’s appearance before announcing the first day of Ramzan, they can estimate the arrival.Muslims around the world see the month of Ramzan as the holiest Islamic month of the year. During this month, healthy individuals observe mandatory fasting. Muslims mark the end of Ramzan with grand celebrations of Eid ul-Fitr.

Drinking water during Ramzan

The fasting is done between sunrise and sunset. During this time, practicing Muslims are not allowed to drink water. Muslims usually wake up before dawn and eat a light meal known as sehri. They drink plenty of water at this time to see them through the day. After the sun fully sets, the fast is typically broken with water and dates, followed by prayers and a meal called iftar.

Fast during Ramzan

Fasting is important during Ramzan as it allows Muslim to devote themselves to their faith, get closer to Allah and learn patience and compassion. It’s about nourishing your soul, rather than only focusing on your physical body.Fasting is usually done by all Muslims except those who are sick, pregnant, lactating, menstruating, elderly or travelling. 

Get ready to celebrate Ramzan which is a symbol of unity, love, faith, togetherness .

Vijay Laxmi Rai

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