Saturday, June 18, 2011

Introduction To Ramadan

There are Five fundamentals or pillars of Islam and Ramadan is the third pillar of Islam, Which is also known as the month of fasting. Ramadan is derived from an Arabic word and it is the ninth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, established in the year 638 CE. It is considered as the most venerated, blessed and spiritually-beneficial month of the Islamic year.In the month of Ramadan the Muslims all over the world pay attention towards Prayers, fasting, charity, and self-accountability. Religious observances associated with Ramadan are kept throughout the month.

The month of Ramadan has an important place in the lives of Muslims “Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed to the holy prophet Muhammed, for providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.

The month of Ramadan has some of its attributes, for instance those who are witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of fasting in other days, because in Islam Allah wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify Allah for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.In the month of Ramadan there is one night which is known as Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) is considered the most holy night during Ramadan and the Muslims all over the world have a desire to obtain this night to ask forgiveness and mercy form Allah.

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