What is the month of Ramadan?

What is the month of Ramadan?

The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic Calendar) year. The name was taken from the Arabic word “Ramda” which means the intense heat, because when it was imposed for the first time, it was at a very hot.  Ramadan Muslims conceder it is one of the greatest months of the year, and it is a great opportunity that they seize to come more closer to God, establish his rituals, and avoid his prohibitions. In it, the Muslim feels God’s blessings upon him in terms of food and drink and many blessings that he fasts during the day in Ramadan. It is also scientifically proven that fasting is a Very beneficial habit for the health of the mind and body.

Verses prove that fasting is imposed by God:

  1. The fasting was imposed by God as he said in his holy Qur’an ” The month of Ramaḍān [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’ān, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the crescent of] the month,{} let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. God intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify god for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. “.
  2. These holy verses indicate that fasting of Ramadan is a fixed pillar of the five Islamic pillars and that this is the only fasting imposed by God on Muslims.
  3. Among the other verses that confirm that fasting of Ramadan is obligatory on Muslims are the following Qur’an verses:”O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous

-This is evidence of the imposition of fasting on Muslims, as it was imposed on the nations that preceded them.

When is the month of Ramadan?

  • In order to determine the date of the day of Ramadan, the crescent of the month of Ramadan must be surveyed after sunset on the 29th of Sha’ban.
  • According to prophet Mohamed speak as he said “Fast when you see it and stop fasting when you see it again”, which means if the new moon is not seen, then the month of Sha’ban must be completed for thirty days, then they fast Ramadan for thirty days, and then break their fast if the sighting does not occur.
  • But if the crescent is sighted on the night of the thirtieth of Sha’ban, then the month of Sha’ban becomes only 29 days, and Muslims begin to fast

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