Ramada, as we all know,w is considered as the most sacred and the holy month for Muslims across the world. Ramadan falls in the ninth month according to Muslim Calendar (Lunar Calendar). Since ancient times, during this month, Muslims fast and abstain from pleasures and offer namaaz to Allah. Thus, this is considered the purest “pak” time of the year.
Fasting is one of the things through which Muslims refrain themselves from eating or drinking, other activities are all those things which are ‘impure’ during daylight or fasting hours. These activities include sexual activity, negative thoughts, lies, unkindness.
History Of Ramadan
The origin of sacred Islamic Occasion or “Ramadan” can be seen through various Islamic texts. according to that, Ramadan began with Prophet Muhammad, one night during the month of Ramadan in the year 610 A.D. when Muhammad was 40 years of age and was passing the month in meditation in Mount Hira, he had a vision of an angel appearing before him. This angel introduced himself as Jibril and revealed that Muhammad was the messenger of Allah and was born to be a prophet to his people.
After that incident, during the preceding twenty-three years, Respected Muhammad was visited by Jibril many times who taught him the holy knowledge in-verses. This sacred knowledge consists of the code of conduct that Allah wants his people to maintain on earth. It is in the form of verses which are in overall compiled in the holy book of Muslims “Qur’an”.
It is believed that the knowledge of Islam and things related to it was revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan. “Laylat al-Qadr” – a night of the month is symbolically regarded as the same night on which the holy knowledge was gifted to Muhammad and mankind.
From that time to today Muslims play gratitude to Allah, It is a gesture for the true knowledge that he gifted to his children, the prophet Muhammad asked his followers (and therefore the followers of Islam) to pass the month of Ramadan in fasting, prayers, and other activities for about 29 to 30 days.
The religion has total Five Pillars, for which the Muslims are intended to follow. These pillars can be considered as duties. These duties help people to follow Islamic rituals properly. According to Islam, the Pillars of Islam are:
Shahada: faith in the Islam religion,
Salat: pray five times per day facing the direction of Mecca,
Zakat: give support to the needy,
Sawm: fast during Ramadan, and
Hajj: make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during one’s lifetime.
The last day of Ramadan is known as ‘Eid ul-Fitr’. The 29 or 30 days of Roza’s followed by This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.
Message For People
“Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. Allah wishes for your convenience, not a hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify Allah for guiding you, and to express your appreciation.” [Surat Al-Baqarah 2:185]