The month of April holds an important place in the hearts of people from the Muslim community. That’s because Ramadan, the holiest festival for Muslims worldwide, starts from April 2 to May 1. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, when Muslims fast for 29-30 days, and the celebrations end with the great festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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It is believed that the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by God in this month. In addition to fasting, Muslims follow some guidelines and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad during Ramadan. Devotees believe that this time emphasizes religious reflection, self-control, self-discipline, worship and universal brotherhood.
Here are a few things to keep in mind in the holy month of Ramadan.
Dos for Ramadan:
- It is said that Muslims should pray at least five times a day.
- Muslims should be kind to the needs of the poor and underprivileged in the holy month of Ramadan, as well as throughout the year.
- Muslims should try to memorize the holy book of the Qur’an and evaluate the verses they read.
- Muslims are expected to practice dhikr, which means to pray to Allah and appreciate him.
- Muslims should seek the welfare of their family while praying.
Don’t do for Ramadan:
- Muslims who fast in the month of Ramadan cannot eat or drink water before the Maghrib Azan after sunset.
- Muslims should not smoke or vomit vigorously while fasting. It can break their fast.
- Listening to music is not acceptable during Ramadan, especially when you are fasting.
- Any feelings of hatred or bitterness can nullify their fast. People should focus on good things.
- It is believed that fasting people should not think or practice illegal activities.
- One should resist arguing or fighting during the month of Ramadan. It is said to affect the rewards of Allah.
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