Ramadan – A month of introspection and spiritual detoxification
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar and is the holiest of the months. It is believed that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during this month. It’s a month of self-restrain and self-reflection, a month of reverence, sacrifice and giving. Muslims all over the world abstain from eating food and drink from dawn to dusk, followed by Iftar (breaking the fast).
The ideology of Islam is based on Five Pillars-
Shahada– The Shahada is the Islamic proclamation that “There is no true God except Allah, and Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah”.
Salat (Prayer)– Prayer is performed five times a day. The first prayer is offered at dawn and the last one at sunset. Prayer emphasizes on purification of the body and soul.
Saum (Fasting)– The month of Ramadan is the month of Fasting in Islam. It’s an act of worship where the faithful followers deny his own needs and seeks Allah.
Zakat (Charity)- Zakat means purification, growth and blessing. It is a reminder to be appreciative of the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon them, and to help empower those who have less.
Hajj (Pilgrimage)- All Muslims are supposed to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime. It promotes the bond of Islamic brotherhood and sisterhood by showing that everyone is equal in the eye of Allah.
Based on these ideologies, Muslims observe this holy month of Fasting, Introspection, and Prayer. Ramadan culminates with the celebration of Eid Al Fitr on the first day of the new moon. It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of joy and blessings.
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