Monday, April 27, 2020

10 Facts About Ramadan

  1. What is Ramadan? Ramadan, the ninth month on the Muslim calendar. It is knowing as the month when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad in 610 CE.
  2. The first revelation of the Qur'an as guidance for humanity was given to the Prophet during this month.
  3. The sunnah of performing the tarawih prayer every night  during this month.
  4. Ramadan contains Laylatul-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months.
  5. The great battle of Badr between the Muslims and the unbelievers took place and time during Ramadan in the second year of the Hijrah.
  6. The Muslims re-entered Makkah during Ramadan in the eighth year of the Hijrah. Slowly conquest people began to enter the fold of Islam. Makkah is known as a holly city for muslim.
  7. The start of Ramadan is determined by the moon The exact start of Ramadan is often up in the air until just before the day begins because it is determined by a sighting of the new moon. Many places still depend on someone seeing the new moon with the naked eye in order to declare the holiday. As a result, Ramadan’s start can vary from place to place because of weather conditions and other factors that affect how easily the moon is seen. (Also in Indonesia, there were two opinions about time to start Ramadan).
  8. The date changes every year, Islam functions on a lunar calendar that doesn’t quite line up with the solar Gregorian calendar that the secular world uses. So while Muslim holidays are always the same day – typically moving 11 or 12 days earlier each year.
  9. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam :
  • Shahadah: Affirmation that there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is His messenger.
  • Salat: Praying five times daily.
  • Zakat: Giving to charity.
  • Shaum: Fasting during the month of Ramadan.
  • Hajj: is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and a religious duty which must be carried at least once in a lifetime.
   10. Eid ul Fitr
         The end of Ramadan is marked by Eid ul Fitr. The celebration begins as soon as the  
          new moon is is sighted in the sky. Muslims also contribute a certain amount to charity
          so that the poor may also celebrate Eid ul Fitr.Muslims praise Allah (God) for helping
          them  get through the month, and ask for forgiveness for the sins they’ve committed.

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