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Ramadan Mubarak

Happy Ramadan to you and your family, may this Ramadan brings you lots of heart whelming happiness and joys. May you remain ever and ever happy in your entire life.

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Hijri Date Today : 10 Rabi-ul-AwwalI, 1442 A.H.

Ramadan Mubarak

Happy Ramadan to you and your family, may this Ramadan brings you lots of heart whelming happiness and joys. May you remain ever and ever happy in your entire life.

eQuranAcademy


As you fast and offer prayers to Allah, may you find your peace and happiness. Have a peaceful and happy Ramadan


Ramadan

Ramadan is a very sacred Islamic month in which Muslims fast from fajr to maghrib. It is a ninth Islamic month which is started upon the sight of moon of Ramadan. Both in Quran and Hadith, there is mention of fasting and Ramadan, which shows the significance of this month. The month of Ramadan is a great gift for Muslims because in this month Muslims can gain more and more rewards.

Observing Fast in Ramadan

Fasting is an obligatory act for Muslims and they are ordered to observe this act in the month of Ramadan. Fasting in Ramzan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims do sehri before the fajr time and don’t eat or drink anything during the whole day. At the time of maghrib, Muslims open their fast by doing iftari. Muslims fast for 30 or 29 days during Ramadan depending on the duration of month.


Importance of Ramadan and Fasting


There is great importance of Ramadan and fasting in this month. We can know about their importance by going through the Quranic verses and ahadith in which there is mention of Ramadan and fasting.

Quranic Verses:

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)

“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)

Ahadith:

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)

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)

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FAQs About Ramadan


The word Ramadan has roots in Arabic word ramad which means “scorching heat, intensively heated by sun or dryness.”
By fasting in Ramadan, Muslims please Allah (SWT) and fulfil their duty of fasting in Ramzan which is also one of the pillars of Islam. Muslims earn great rewards by doing so. Moreover, Muslims learn self-control during fasting as they refrain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse. Also, Muslims come to know about the pain of hunger from which most of the poor go through; this eventually produces empathy in people and increase social capital on the basis of which Muslims help the poor and needy.
The order of fasting in the month of Ramadan came in the 2nd AH for the Muslims. All the Muslims were ordered to fast in the great month of Ramzan. Fulfilling this obligation brings great rewards for Muslims both in this world and the Hereafter.
The rewards in Ramadan can be gained by fasting sincerely for the sake of Allah and doing good deeds. Many ahadith tell us that by doing certain deeds we can achieve great rewards in the month of Ramzan. For example, Prophet (SAWW) stated that, “Whoever provides food for breaking of the fast for a fasting person gets the reward of the fasting person, without the reward of fasting person being reduced in any way.” (Tirmidhi)
In Islam, it is permissible for some people to give up fasting in the month of Ramadan but that must be one the basis of legitimate reasons otherwise not fasting in Ramadan without legitimate reason is a sin. Those people who are allowed to give up fasting in Ramzan are the ones who are sick to the level that keeping fast can make them more ill. Also, the people who are in journey or who are travelling are allowed to give up fasting in Ramadan. Moreover, the women during menstruation, pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding are allowed to give up fasting in Ramzan. However, such people should keep fasts later when they can.
The time of sehri and iftar is not same everywhere because their time is based on fajr and maghrib time. The time of fajr and maghrib is different in different parts of the world and thus, the time of sehri and iftar is different in distinct parts of the world.
If a person eats of drinks during fast in Ramadan by mistake then his/her fast is not considered to be broken because Prophet (SAWW) said in a hadith, “Whoever forgets he is fasting and eats or drinks, let him complete his fast for it is Allah Who has fed him and given him to drink.” [Al-Bukhaari (6669) and Muslim (1155)]
Cupping (Hijama) while you are fasting breaks the fast because Prophet (SAWW) stated that, “The cupper and the one to whom cupping is done both break their fast.” [Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2367; Ibn Maajah, 1676. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2074]
Eid-ul-Fitr comes after Ramadan which is also called choti or meethi Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr is in the month of Shawal.
The expiation or kaffarah for not fasting in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason is to fast for 60 days continuously. If a person can’t do that then he/she must feed 60 poor people at the price of £5 or $6.44 per person.
Fidiyah is a kind of compensation which you give if you didn’t fast in Ramadan due to valid reasons and then not able to make up the lost days of fasting afterwards due to valid excuses.
Ramadan is called the month of Quran because Quran was first revealed on Holy Prophet (SAWW) in this blessed month.
People give more zakat in Ramadan because there is great rewards of good deeds in the month of Ramadan. The Holy Prophet (SAWW) said:
“Every deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied between ten and seven hundred times. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, said: Except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward for it. He gives up his desires and his food for My sake.” Narrated by Muslim (1151) According to scholars, it means that the reward for fasting in Ramadan is multiplied more than seven hundredfold.
There is great role of moon sighting in Ramadan because Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar which is based on moon's natural cycle. So, much depends on moon when it comes to when Ramadan will come and go.
Laylat ul Qadr is a special and blessed night that takes place in Ramadan. It was the night in which Quran was first revealed. Holy Prophet (SAWW) started to find this night in of the odd nights from last ten nights of the month of Ramadan. In Holy Quran, it is stated about Laylat ul Qadr as,
[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)
Fasting is a beautiful religious duty of Muslims which we don’t consider as hard. Instead we love the month of Ramadan and fasting in it is a duty really close to our hearts
A person who is Muslim, sane, healthy and who has attained the age of puberty and who is not traveller and a woman who is not menstruating can fast in Ramadan.

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