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Ramadan 2017 - The Holly Month of Islam

Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims. Muslim across the globe will start fasting as Ramadan, the ninth month of lunar Islamic calendar begins. Ramadan is also called the month of fasting. This month is called Ramadan in Arabic, Ramzan in Urdu and Ramazan in Persian. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. The duration of fasting in the Ramadan varies country to country depending on when the new moon is sighted.

Muslims living in the Arctic Circle experiences most challenging conditions for Ramadan as they can experience little or no sundown during the summer months. In the northern Finland, the sun sets only for just 55 minutes. But somehow Muslims can manage this and keep long fasting compare to other parts of the globe.


The Prophet Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained." Muslims believe that the first verses of the holly Quran was revealed by Jibraeel Alaihis Salam to prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam in this month on a night known as "The Night of Power" (or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic).

The word Ramadan came from the Arabic root "ramida" which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting in Ramadan lasts 29 or 30 days depending upon the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths. Read also : how to make money online from home.


In this month Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating, drinking and sexual relations. During whole the month Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran and every night performs recitation of the entire Quran in the mosques by means of special prayers called Tarawih. Read also : how to decorate text with shadow effects.

In this month Muslims pay Zakat and Sadaqa. Paying Zakat and Sadaqa is mandatory in Islam. The night of 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th of Ramadan is considered as Laylat al-Qadr (the night of decree or measures). This night is considered as the most holly night of the year.
After fasting 29 or 30 days Muslims celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid-ul-Fitr is marked as the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month Shawwal. Muslims offer Eid namaz (prayer) in Eidgah (a field where Eid-ul-Fitr namaz is performed) and congrats / embrace each other and able to eat, drink and resume intimacy with spouse. Read also : How to create AdSense for search and make money from it.

Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar which based on lunar calendar but the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar.

Sheri Niyat (Prayer)

Nawaituan Asuma Gadam Minsehri Ramzanal Mubaraki Farjallaka Ya Allahu Fatakabbal Minni Inna Ka Antaz Samiul Alim.

Iftar Niyat (Prayer)

Allahumma Laka Sumtu Wabika Amantu Wa Alaika Tawakkaltu Wa Ala Rizika aftartu.

The duration of fasting in the year 2017 was close to 15 hours especially in the beginning and gradually reduces to 14 hours 20 minutes at the end of the Ramadan.


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