Friday, 24 April 2020

Ramadan 2020: Fasting In The Holy Month

Ramadan 2020: Fasting In The Holy Month

In this post, you will to know all the things that will happen in Ramadan 2020

Ramadan happens to be the ninth month of the Muslim Calendar, it is the month when Qur’an (Islamic Holy Book) was revealed to the holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and it is also the month in which all the Muslim faithfuls fast for 29 or 30 days.

When does Ramadan actually begin?

Ramadan is set to commence after the crescent moon has been sighted for the ninth month, and when the relevant authorities have confirmed the sighting of the moon as well. It is then those in authorities now tell their followers that Ramadan can begin.

What happens during Ramadan fasting?

During the Ramadan fasting, Muslims are required to abstain from food, sex, masturbation during the daylight hours as a means of being faithful and total submission to their creator.
Fasting happens to be one of the five pillars of Islam aside from declaration of faith, salat( five daily prayers) , Zakat(charity) and the last one is going to Hajj for holy pilgrimage, and that’s for those who can actually afford to go.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims tend to be closer to God by performing all their daily prayers on time, and also reading and discussing the words of God in the holy book Al-Qur’an. And when it is during the evening, there is a special prayer called “Tarawih” which is being performed after the last prayer of the day which is Isha’i

Who should take part in Ramadan fasting?

During fasting in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims whom have attained the age of puberty are expected to take part, except some people who are exempted like small children, old people, pregnant women, women that are doing their menstruation, long journey travelers and very old people. Those that are exempted are advised to feed other people in lieu of their fast, or they pay back the fast in future whenever they are fit to do so.

Each day, the fasting normally begins after a meal called sahur is taken at dawn and the fast ends when the sun has set, and that’s during the night prayer which is called Maghrib

Most families do come together to take part in “ Iftar” that’s is when the fast is being broken and people tend to share foods among themselves and also to the needy who can’t afford the food that can be used to break the fast. During the fasting period, Muslims remember their friends and families who are also in need and thereby send food and other things to them.

After Ramadan, what next?

Immediately after the fasting ends, the Muslim faithfuls celebrate Eid el Fitri, in which they sow new clothes, distribute foods to their friends and families, decorate their homes and go to the Eid praying ground to worship and give thanks to their God.


Ramadan is actually the time to abstain from unholy things and focus on worshiping Allah (God)
It will also remind the Muslim faithful, the suffering of the less privilege, and this make them to thank God for all the great things He has been doing in their lives for so long.

From Topnewsdirect, we wish you Ramadan Kareem..

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