What Is Ramadan And Why Is It Important?

Posted by Muminah Tannous on June 16th, 2022

What Is Ramadan And Why Is It Important?

Ramadan is a holy month when Muslims fast and they do good work. A fasting person doesn't drink and eats anything before Iftaar times, and he/she does not speak wrong about anyone. Fasting of Ramadan is one of five pillars of Islam, therefore, its performing is obligatory for all Muslims who have reached the age of puberty. If any of them is ill, infant, very old or that woman who is in the condition of pregnancy and nursing which means breastfeeding your baby.

Why this month is significant for Muslims?
There are many reasons but the most significant reason behind this was revealed the Holy Quran on Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) during this month. Quran is complete of code of life of every human beings like other holy books (Bible, Tau'raat, Zaboor).

Allah says this is my month and to get it and doing worships and good deeds in this month are a great job (religious duty) for a Muslim that is not possible for Muslims to doing in others months than Ramadan. Ramadan comes on the ninth number of 12th months in the Islamic lunar calendar.

Every lunar month starts and ends after seeing the moon, therefore always a lunar month's starting and ending dates changed for every year. But a month's date of starting and ending always the same in a Gregorian calendar.

Now this time, it will start from Wednesday, 22 March and it will end on Friday, 21 April.

During the Ramadan, performing Umrah with fasting is a great opportunity that's the reward is uncounted. Therefore, Million of Muslims travels from their countries to Saudi Arabia especially this month, so that, they get an amazing reward that equals to Hajj. But nowadays, The rise in the day-to-day population rate is one of the main reasons and thus the expenses of Umrah journey is constantly increasing.

What should Muslims do to complete their Sunnah during Ramadan? The answer is from the best travel agency that is reliable and offers Ramadan Umrah Packages at reasonable prices.

What is Sahoor and Iftaar?

A Sahoor is a time when Muslims stop to eat and drink, this time starts from dawn. An Iftaar's time starts after sunset when Muslims start again eating or drinking.

Allah says in the Holy Quran:
O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous -
(Surah al-Baqrah: 183)

This verse shows that fasting was obligatory not only for Muslims but also for the followers of other Prophets.

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“When Ramadan enters, the gates of Paradise (Heaven) are opened, the gates of Hellfire (Hell) are closed and the devils are chained.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

The ends of Ramadan is celebrated as Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr is one of two major religious holidays of Islam. Muslims starts its celebration of this event by offering Eid-ul-Fitr's prayer. On this event, Muslims give different gifts to each other and they wear new clothes. But Islam never permits to its followers to forget the poor and needy people on each moment of life, whether it is Ramadan month of Eid-ul-Fitr etc.

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