Ramadan, Ramadhaan, Fasting Islamweb
 1 Ramadan - The French army reached Al-Mansoorah (in Egypt) after conquering Dumyat - 647 A.H. - The death of Avicenna (Ibn Seena), the Muslim physician and philosopher who was the first to write on medicine in the Islamic World - 428 A.H. - Al-Qarawiyyeen Mosque was built in Fes (Morocco) - 245 A.H.     
Friday, June 22, 2018
Shawwaal 7, 1439
Sadaqat Al-Fitr (or Zakat Al-Fitr) is prescribed by the Sharee‘ah based on the general indication of the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, as well as by scholarly consensus. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {He has certainly succeeded who...

More

1- Reciting Thikr (remembrance of Allah) after Fajr prayer until sunrise. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever performs Fajr prayer in congregation, then stays remembering Allah till the sun rises, then pe...

More

1- Revising the Quran: The month of Ramadan is a chance for those who have forgetten the portions of the Quran they had once memorized to revise them during the night and day through offering voluntary night prayers, and reciting it while refl...

More

Whoever contemplates the conditions of the universe finds that everything in it is organized in advance and takes place gradually. This perfect organization is the result of Divine decree that makes us believe that nothing happens in this universe su...

More

The scope of worship in Islam is universal, in the literal sense. For the Quran tells us that each and every constituent of creation near or far, seen or unseen, animate or inanimate­­­­ - worships The True and Only God. “Indeed...

More

Islamweb Broadcasting

Join us to live spiritual events moment by moment...

Taraweeh Prayer:

From Makkah
From Qatar

Prayer Times

Find out the prayer times in your city. Simply type its name in the box.
RAMADAN 1438 > About Ramadan >

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is that time of the year when Muslims recharge their spiritual batteries. For a whole month, they fast from dawn to sunset, and offer additional prayers at night. After the end of Ramadan comes one of the two Muslim festivals, a day of Eid. On this day, Muslims thank God for His guidance and grace in helping them to control their baser desires and fulfill their spiritual needs.

Muslims agree on all the fundamentals of the fast. This makes the fasting a worldwide phenomenon observed by the devoted among the world’s Muslims as one international community. Ramadan is the nine-month of the Muslim year, which follows the lunar calendar. Each month begins with a sighting of the moon’s crescent and lasts for 29 or 30 days until a sighting of the next month’s crescent.

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as guidance for all mankind. It is a criterion by which to distinguish truth from falsehood. The prophet Muhammad, on whom be peace, said that on each day of Ramadan God frees many souls from the Fire of Hell. Muslims should introduce the Quran’s teachings to others so that they too can have the opportunity to be free.

Fasting is a major feature of Islam. Many religions recognize the benefits of fasting, but only Islam institutes a whole month of it to secure its benefits for all its adherents. God prescribes in His Book that all able-bodied Muslims must fast. This will develop in them a consciousness that will help them towards right conduct and prevent them from wrongdoing.

To obtain this result, a Muslim must stick to both the formal and informal aspects of the fast. The formal aspects include abstaining from food, drink and sexual intercourse.

The informal aspects of the fast are just as important. The fasting person must abstain from lying, cheating, argumentation, fighting, foul language and every sort of evil.

In this month, one has to cultivate a lasting awareness of God, and a keen sense to observe His commandments throughout the year. The Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said that if someone does not give up falsehood in speech and actions, God has no need for such a one to give up his food and drink.

2018 ,  Islamweb.net , all rights reserved.