I wish you a successful end of Ramadan with special divine blessings. I send you my heartfelt greetings and wishes for a wonderful Eid al-Fitr.
Endat saidWell, this year ramadan is almost over may be Monday or Tuesday we will observe Eid which is a holiday celebrating the end of ramadan. I personally don’t see anything that stops you from doing ramadan and you can also approach somebody who is muslim and elaborate more on its benefits and the way of doing it.
Thank you for the elaboration. I think it’s a good thing to know more about everyones beliefs. It would bring everyone closer together in spirit. In the end, we are all just trying to be better people. I may be too late this year (i assume it’s annual), but would it be acceptable for anyone to observe Ramadan? It sounds very educational.
Next year it will be around June 18th, it is annual like you said but lunar and that’s why it shifts 10 days every year and goes around the year every 30-32 years and back.
We will remind you with a thread like this one next year .
Endat saidYes it last an entire month and people don’t eat, drink (not even water) from dusk till dawn, some kids do as well, my kid 11years old is doing it for the entire month, no eating, drinking, being nicer and help others etc…., my other kid started fasting Ramadan at the age of 8 and was able to control her thirst, hunger, anger and other things that adult don’t have courage to try.
I don’t know what Ramadan is, but HAPPY RAMADAN!EFEKT_Studio saidThanks for the clarification.. it lasts a whole month huh? Wow.. a lot of those things should be daily practice, good deeds and such. Do people do bad deeds knowing that ramadan will cleanse it away, or is talking of mistakes that people make and acknowledging the general bad nature of some people?
I would just like to briefly simplify things for people who might not know the purpose of holy month of ramadan. It is not only about fasting, it’s reason (ramadan) is actually not about fasting at all, it’s purpose is to get people closer to God. Doing good deeds is more highlighted in this month, like studying the Qur’an, giving more charity for people in need, helping people who need help, being the best to our parents and similar nice things. On top of that, we fast. Fasting gives another dimension on top of all of this.
Fasting doesn’t mean ramadan will cleanse your bad deeds away, if you have done bad it will stick to you but you can balance by doing more good.
Like you said good deeds and such are daily practice of course but in Ramadan those extra things you do, helping others, give more charity, being NICER and all the above are extra and all these good deeds doesn’t belong to you but God’s and if he please Allah will reward you with what you did extra etc…. So Ramadan is not a reason to do good deeds but an encouragement to do more. Talking bad about others will only hurt you and your good deeds during Ramadan or after.
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Question: What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.
Answer: During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.
Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits—essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for “fasting” (sawm) literally means “to refrain” – and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.
During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person’s body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one’s self on the worship of God.
+1 Very well described, thank you for that !!
Ramadan mubarek, Allahu ma taqabal minna wa minkum