LONDON – Ramadan 2017, is Muslims’ sacred month of fasting. It’s dictated by the lunar cycle, particularly the crescent moon. This year it falls during the same time as the General Election, on May 26 and end Saturday, June 24 in England.
And Islamic calendar is 10- shorter than Gregorian Calendar In the month of Ramadan Muslims performs obligations that are spiritual fully, like praying, fasting, almsgiving and self-responsibility.
Essentially, Islam has Five Pillars of Religion (Account, Salah, Fasting, Almsgiving, and pilgrimage, the Hajj) and fasting is one of these. For Muslims, it’s time for increased spiritual devotion and self-examination.
The month of Ramadan starts with the sighting of the new moon. Muslims forbid from saying terrible things, drinking, eating, and affair during the fasting period. As the Prophet Muhammad received the very first disclosure in this month, and thus the last one, Ramadan is regarded as the holiest month of the Islamic year.
Where does the word Ramadan come from?
It comes from the Arabic word ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ which means scorching heat or dryness. It normally falls in a hot time of year.
Muslims are motivated to recite the Quran cover to cover in this month. They’re expected to perform five times prayer but in Ramadan, a particular prayer is performed by them.
In the Uk and United Stated, many Muslim organizations amend their opening and closing timings so. Mosques (a location where Muslim pray) are generally cramped in relation to the normal, particularly during evening prayers.
It usually drops in a hot time of year.
Start – The crescent, Hilal
Also called “the night of the decree”. Seen as the holiest night of the year.
Ending – Eid al-Fitr
This indicates the start of the following Lunar month, Shawwal as well as the ending of Ramadan. It might also be a reference to having lasted a month of fasting.
The day commences by the congregation of Eid prayer and then children get cash from their seniors, and folks say Eid greeting to every other.