Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Brief History of Ramadan

We all know that the prayers that Muslim recite daily were not five but originally were fifty originally, but later came down to just five times after a series of tough discussions with our Prophet (peace be upon him) at the end of his journey, which was to the seventh heaven Sidratul Muntaha, the essential seat of the heavenly itself?

The tale of Ramadan is of no less importance. It was during Ramadan, that Allah informed the Holy Prophet of his prophet hood, and it was during Ramadan, the Holy book, the Quran which is the main source of law in Islam was revealed to the Prophet. It was during Ramadan, the first armed forces quarrel that took place between the pagans of Mecca and the Muslims in Medina. Only in Ramadan you will find the most powerful night of the Islamic year, as it is known as a night of Power, a night more significant than a thousand other nights. All of this is attractive to the average Muslim to understand the historical expansion of this important month in Islam.

Ramadan is derived from the Arabic origin word Ar-Ramadi, which means the intense heat or drought. The word of the desire to drink water or eat is prohibited in all the years. This is said to be the physical level. But the religious level, the incineration of such sins by hunger and thirst for the love of God, or observe fasting in this month with an absolute faith and intentions contaminated offer delivery of all the past sins of the faithful people. Fasting is also done to distract sin, and it is also done according to some prophetic tradition, a powerful tool in overcoming the schemes of Satan believers.

Ramadan, was officially recognized as one of the pillars of Islam in the Quran, in the second year of the Hegira means that all other forms of fasting was a choice before. And like all life forms and changing laws in the Quran about Ramadan is a series of steps before it is absolutely bounded on all Muslims healthy adults. Most physicians of Islam agree that the three days of fasting by the Prophet and his companions during the Meccan era and the first years of the Medina, was the introductory period of Ramadan for Muslims.

It may seem strange today, but the fact is that during the early days of Ramadan, fasting was done every day, right after the last evening prayer, the prayer of Asha. That does not mean that people were eating less than three hours lost their energy completely the day, most Muslims went to bed soon.

All doctors agree that Islam is a sign of the infinite mercy of God upon this Ummah would be to complex lifestyle difficult to change or cancel, do it slowly and gradually, on the vast majority of the faithful used to it is to change We are ready, and that's what happened in the history of Islam in Ramadan.

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