What is Ramadan and why is it important in Islam?

adana sabancı camiiRamadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five pillars of Islam and the month Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and in the Islamic calendar, the timing of Ramadan varies from year to year and lasts either 29 or 30 days. It’s considered the holiest month in Islam.

Ramadan is obligatory those over the age of puberty for every mature, sane, and healthy Muslim, but under certain conditions there is no obligatory for ill people, old age and mentally ill and insane, chronically ill, and those under the age of puberty, but pregnant women, people with a temporary illness, soldiers in battle or do military service, anyone who is traveling may suspend their fasting and can make up their missed fasting days following month of Ramadan, even they prefer to fast the shorten days of the year, especially in the Winter season. The Muslims who practice the fasting are expected to abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset each day of Ramadan.

Muslims believed that Prophet Muḥammad received the first surah of the Quran on the 27th night of Ramadan, the Night of Power = Laylat al-Qadar. In addition to all above, Muslims believed that all Abrahamic religions’ books; the Scrolls of Abraham, the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms of David were revealed in the month of Ramadan.

The end of Ramadan marks the beginning of one of two major Islamic holidays Bayram or Eid al-Fitr in Arabic. On this day, male Muslims attend a religious service at Mosques in the morning, male or female Muslims pay visit to their late relatives’ graves and friends, visit relatives and neighbours and exchange gifts.
🌹🌹To all my Muslim friends both in Turkey and around the world I wish you Happy Ramadan, and I send my Best Wishes to my non-Muslim friends in Turkey and around the World 🌹🌹

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6 thoughts on “What is Ramadan and why is it important in Islam?

  1. From the Telegraph: “European security services are bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, after Islamic State called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West. Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large uptick in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror attacks.”

    So I guess these days Ramadan is quite important to non-Muslims too.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/26/islamic-state-calls-all-out-war-west-start-ramadan-manchester/

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