Allah revealed revelation to Muhammad
during the month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic
The day when Muhammad received the
revelation is called Layat al-Qadr which usually
falls during the last 10 days of the Ramadan,
The night of Layat-al qadr is said to be Holy
People send each other Mubarak messages for
Ramadan during this day.
The entire moth is a month for fasting and
Throughout the world, Ramadan month is
very important month for all the Muslims.
This year Ramadan month starts on 28th June
and ends on 27th June, in some country the
start day may vary as it would depend on the
sighting of the crescent moon.
During the month of Ramadan, it is compulsory
for each adult Muslim to fast. They fast from
Dawn to Dusk.
During the day, while fasting they are not allowed
to drink, eat, smoke, enjoy sex, or use any abusive
You can also send them Ramadan Kareem
If anyone breaks the law by doing any of the
above things mentioned then it is considered
Travelers, pregnant women’s, breast feeding
women’s, diabetic, female in her menses are
exempted from fasting.
Suhoor : Before starting the fast the before Dawn
the meal they have is known as Suhoor.
Iftar : After the sunset Muslims break their fast
and have the meal which is known as Iftar.
Dates are often used to break the fast, as
Muhammad used 3 dates to break his fast.
During the day in the month of Ramadan,
prayers are offered more times and Quran is
read more as well.
Many Muslims make a habit of reading the full
Quran during the month of Ramadan.
There are special prayers held in the Mosque
which helps a Muslim to read the full Quran
during the month.
The prayer is called Tarawih. During this
prayer 1 section of Quran is read.
All muslins fall under the law of Zakat. A fixed
percentage of the total income is to be given
to the poor person.
But during the month of Ramadan they can do
voluntary charity aswell, which is known as
Muslims believe if they give food to the poor
who is fasting to break his fast, you get
rewarded for the same.
If they do more of Sadaqah then the rewards
which they would get at the Judgment day will
If any person eats during the fasting time then
it is considered as a crime.
Many countries have laws for the people who
eat in public while fasting for example in
Kuwait if any one fasting eats in public then
he has to pay a fine of 100 Kuwait dollars or
jail for up to 1 month.
IN U.A.E if the person fasting eats in public
place an breaks the law then it is considered
as a minor offence for which the person has
to do community service for up to 240 hrs.
So it is very important for a Muslim to
The month ends when the new crescent
moon is seen or 30 days from the fasting of
the crescent moon is not seen due to
The new lunar month after Ramadan is
On the first day of Shawwal Eid al Fitr festival
Ramadan month has greater meaning for
every Muslim around the word.
Most of the Muslim follow the moon to
determine the start of the Ramadan month.
In few countries Muslim follow scientific
method to determine the full moon.
As Islamic calendar follow the lunar calendar,
it is 7/10 days shorter than the Georgian
calendar and thus Ramadan month covers all
the season in 35 years.
Ramadan month is a holy month, Month of
good deeds, month of prayers, month of
fasting, Moth of social gathering, Month of
Charity, Month to help needy, Month to
receive blessings from Allah.