Understanding Ramadan: A Month of Reflection and Unity

As we start the holy month of Ramadan, it’s essential to delve into its significance, and history.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide. It holds great spiritual significance as the month during which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This period is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset, prayer, reflection, and acts of kindness.

Ramadan commemorates the moment when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE. This event, known as Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power), is considered the holiest night in the Islamic calendar.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, representing a fundamental act of worship and self-discipline. Beyond abstaining from food and drink, Muslims use this time for self-reflection, spiritual growth, and increased devotion to Allah. The fast fosters empathy for those less fortunate, promoting gratitude and a sense of community.

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