Importance of Ramadan<br />Ramadan is the holy month of fasting for Muslims.<br />It is one of the five pillars of Islam. This makes it very important therefore fasting is fardh on Muslims who are healthy. Muslims have to make up the missed fasts after the month of Ramadan.<br />This month is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.<br />This is the month in which the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed PBUH.<br />In this month you can earn more hasanaa from Allah SAW then any other month.<br />Shaitan is chained during this month.<br />For every good deed you do you get 70 times more hasanaa.<br />
Fasting<br />In the month of Ramadan , Muslims have to fast from dawn to the sunset of the day. Before dawn Muslims perform sahoor in which they eat so they can fast for the day. The sahoor time ends when the adhan for Fajr salah is called . Muslims have a fast-breaking time in the evening called Iftaar. Muslims can break their fast after hearing the adhan before the adhan for the Magrib prayers. In Iftaar they usually eat many different types of delicious foods made for this occasion with family.<br />
Benefits of Fasting<br />Helps you strengthen you will power and determination. As you don’t eat even when you have food.<br />Makes you more caring towards the poor.<br />Helps you be less wasteful , greedy and selfish as you think about the people who have nothing to eat most of the time.<br />Makes you a better person.<br />Helps you improve your health. As you wont indulge in harmful actions like smoking.<br />You get to meet other Muslims.<br />Help you get a lot of hasanaa.<br />
Tarawih<br />Tarawih is sunnah prayer as the Prophet Muhammad PBUH prayed Tarawih during Ramadan and has instructed his ummah to do so too. <br />After the Ishaa prayers Muslims pray Tarawih.<br />Some people pray 20 rakahs while others pray 12 or 8.<br />It is prayed 2 rakah at a time.<br />
Zakat – al - fitr<br />Zakat is compulsory charity given to the poor to keep balance in society.<br />It is compulsory for Muslims who have a certain amount of money for at least one year.<br />You should give two handfuls of food to the poor or the money equivalent to this.<br />It should be given in the month of Ramadan so the poor can celebrate Eid.<br />
Holy Night<br />It is the night when Allah SAW grants your dua.<br />It is on either 21st , 23rd , 25th , 27th , 29th night of Ramadan . <br />People stay awake on these nights to pray , read Quran and make dua.<br />
Eid - al -Fitr<br />Eid is the celebration of the fasting we did for the 30 days. <br />Muslims :<br />pray Eid prayers.<br />wear new clothes and exchange gifts. <br />visit relatives and friends.<br />Have feasts and parties with family and friends.<br />
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