Ramadan is a time of the month for Muslims to be able to self-reflect and preserve fasts and become closer to Allah (God) through actions such as reading the Quran more often. What makes the month of Ramadan especially Holy is the fact that this is the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and the specific day that this occurred is called Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power). This depends on the sighting of the Moon’s crescent and the new Moon. 

In Ramadan, Muslims fast from the starting moment of dawn (which is during Fajr prayers’ time) all the way till just after sunset (Maghrib prayers’ time). Muslims do this as it is one of the compulsory 5 pillars if Islam and must be done from when people are of the age of 11 or 12 but in the case of health issues and perhaps other mitigating circumstances it is not mandatory. 

During this time, Muslims believe that they learn to practice important skills such as self-control and sacrifice and learn the significance, mercy, power and many other attributes of Allah. Due to this, Muslims also learn to feel empathy towards the poorer people of this world as they struggle to have necessities such as food and water and because of this Muslims tend to donate Zakat (charity) a lot more during this month. Muslims also attend special prayer after Isha (“when complete darkness has arrived and the white twilight in the sky has disappeared” according to the Hanafi school. 

Ramadan is not only islamically great for muslims but also amazing for peoples health as it help in vital aspects of our bodies such as the fact that it: helps in fat loss, improved blood pressure, improves many heart related issues etc. This is yet another reason as to why this month is great for Muslims.

5 Important facts that Muslims believe about the Holy month of Ramadan: 

  • Every good deed is multiplied by 70x 
  • The devils are chained up during this time 
  • Those who die in Ramadan go to Jannah (paradise) 
  • It is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar 
  • In this month, Allah opens the gates of Jannah (paradise) and closes the gates of Hell 
  • Ramadan lasts 29-30 days 
  • The main purpose of Ramadan is to get closer to God