Hi friends, as you all know Ramadan is on the corner so we need to learn about Ramadan!!! What is Ramadan? What are interesting amazing facts about Ramadan? What is fasting? What is Suhoor? What is Iftar? What acts we should do during fasting? What are the Ramadan fasting rules? So, what do you know about the month of Ramadan? You will get answers for all of your questions in this video. So watch the full video to know everything!! I hope you will find this video helpful and informative.
Ramadan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri) and it is obligatory for the Muslims to fast in the month of Ramadan.
Here are some interesting facts that shows the importance of Ramadan in Islam.
What is Ramadan?
- 9th month of the Hijri Calendar (Lunar calendar).
- The Lunar calendar is approx 10 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar.
- Ramadan begins at the sighting of the new Moon.
- Ramadan ends at the sighting of Shawwal moon.
- Eid UlFitr falls on the first day of the Shawwal month.
Significance of Ramadan
- Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayers for Muslims, the followers of Islam all over the world.
- Holy Quran was first revealed in the month of Ramadan.
- Ramadan is known to be the month of Quran. It is highly recommended in the Ramadan to read and study the Holy Quran and to share with others.
- It is celebrated as the month during which Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims.
- As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about ten days each year and holidays depending on the moon sighting.
- The Night of Decree or The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr) is in last 10 days of this month, which is better than a thousand months.
- In this Holy month, the gates of Paradise are opened, gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained up.
- Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam.
- Fasting in the month of Ramadan is the fourth Pillar of Islam among the five.
- Fasting helps to attain Taqwa (performing of actions which please Allah and abstaining from those actions that displease Him).
- Fasting is seen as a way to cleanse the soul and have empathy for those in the world who are hungry and less fortunate.
- Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid impure thoughts and bad behavior.
- The first pre-dawn meal of the day during Ramadan is called “Suhoor.” Each day’s fast is broken with a meal known as “Iftar.”
- Umra’h (shorter/minor pilgrimage) in Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj (major pilgrimage).
- It is very rewarding act in Ramadan to offer Iftaar (sunset meal to break fast) to those who are fasting.
- It is also highly recommended to give Zakat (obligatory tax/donation – 2.5% of wealth/savings/assets) and Sadaqah (voluntary charity) in the Ramadan.
- Ramadan ends with Eidul-Fitr on the first day of Shawwal, with much celebration and feasting.