All You Need to Know About Ramadan

  • Publish date: Friday، 01 April 2022 Last update: Sunday، 03 April 2022
All You Need to Know About Ramadan

The Muslim holy month is upon us once again, where A billion Muslims worldwide are celebrating it and spending it in spiritual reflection, fasting, and worship. Ramadan marks the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, but its dates change each year according to the Gregorian calendar. Here is what you need to know about Ramadan, and all the answers to the most concerned questions about this holy month. 

What is Ramadan?  

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, the month where the prophet Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Ramadan is the month of fasting, where fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. However, fasting here is not limited to Drink and food; it includes abstaining from sexual activity and all forms of immoral behavior. In addition, Muslims during Ramadan make extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran. Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset, and when it is time to break the fast, family and friends gather for big meals and have a lovely time.   

What is the main purpose of Ramadan? 

Ramadan is all about becoming closer to Allah, practicing good habits, making more charity activities. While fasting aims to feel people in poverty that suffer hunger. In addition, fasting is training for Muslims to reduce unpleasant habits such as lying, gossiping, and fighting. 

When is Ramadan 

The Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon, commonly known as the lunar cycle. As a result, the Holy month of Ramadan falls 10 – 12 days earlier each year in the Gregorian calendar. And for those asking when Ramadan is 2022? Is expected the first day of Ramadan 2022 is on Saturday, 2 April 2022.   

How long is Ramadan? 

Ramadan lasts for one month, so Muslims around the world fast for 30 days. Note that Ramadan can last for 29 days, but not 31 days. 

What time can you eat during Ramadan? 

Muslims eat two times during Ramadan. The first time is before dawn when they eat Suhur. And their fasting lasts until sunset after Athan al-Maghrib, where they can eat Iftar meal. 

What are the rules of Ramadan? 

What is forbidden during Ramadan? During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in sexual activity from dawn to sunset. 

Can you kiss during Ramadan? 

Yes, you can hug and kiss your partner during Ramadan, and sex is allowed during Ramadan if you are married, but not during the fast. 

What is the proper greeting for Ramadan? 

How do you wish someone a Happy Ramadan? Is it OK to say, Ramadan Mubarak? Is it correct to say, Ramadan Kareem? Yes, you can great people for Ramadan by saying Ramadan Mubarak, Ramadan Kareem, and Have a blessed Ramadan. In addition, you say to fast people after breaking their fast Taqabbal Allah, which means may Allah accept it. 

How many hours do we fast in Ramadan?  

Muslims fast from pre-sunrise to sunset, so fasting hours depending on where in the world you are, starting from 10 to 21 hours. Muslims who live in the Middle East fast for around 13-15 hours.

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