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Ramadan is the ninth Islamic month in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. It is observed by the Muslims around the world when the moon of Ramadan is sighted. It is a month in which Muslims try their best to get more and more rewards. However, today we will discuss some Ramadan facts which we all should know.
Ramadan is a very important month and there has been its mention in Quran and Hadith. In Holy Quran, the mention of Ramadan is in following words;
“The month of Ramadan (is the month) in which the Qur’an has been sent down as guidance for mankind containing clear signs…” (Quran, 2:185)
A hadith about Ramadan is: The Holy Prophet (SAWW) said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Imam Bukhari)
As Ramadan is an important month, therefore, it is also important to know about some Ramadan facts. Following are the facts about Ramadan which we should know;
It is an important fact about Ramadan that Quran was first revealed in this holy month after which Holy Prophet (SAWW) started his mission of preaching the teachings of Islam.
Fasting which is obligatory on Muslims is performed in Ramadan and is one of the five pillars of Islam. There is also a mention of fasting in Holy Quran and there are great rewards of fasting in Ramadan.
In Holy Quran, roza or fasting is mentioned as, [Translation] “Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may attain taqwaa.” (Quran, 2:183)
There are some people who are allowed to give up fasting. However, giving up fasting must be due to legitimate reasons otherwise it is a major sin to give up fasting. However, the people who are allowed to give up fasting are those who are sick to the extent that fasting can make them more ill, elderly and people who are traveling, women during menstruation, pregnant women and those women who are breastfeeding. Also, these people should keep the missed fasts later when they will be fine and can fast.
Laylat-ul-Qadr, which is also known as the Night of Decree, takes place in Ramadan. It was the night in which Quran was revealed for the first time. Holy Prophet (SAWW) stated to seek Laylat-ul-Qadr in one of the odd nights from last ten nights of Ramadan.
In Holy Quran, Laylat-ul-Qadr has been mentioned in the following words;
[Translation] “Indeed, We revealed [the Qur’an] during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (Quran, 97:1-5)
Lastly, it is a month in which Muslims try their best to remain patient and avoid doing such things that break the fast or lessen the rewards. Thus, it is important to know Ramadan facts for the Muslims so that they should know maximum about their religion and great Islamic month of Ramadan.