Ramadan Kareem or Ramadan Mubarak are the words that will start again echoing marking the closure of the holy month of Ramadan and bringing in joy to the hearts of the Muslim brother and sisters throughout the world. The Ramadan is the holy month whose end is marked with great festivities and joys between all the communities. The Ramadan is the festival of joy and aspirations and the fruitfulness obtained once you give yourself to the almighty and follow in his righteous path.
When is Ramadan?
Ramadan is not just a single day but it the holy month for all the Muslims to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Muhammad according to Islamic beliefs popular throughout the world. This month is celebrated by the observation of fasts throughout this month in the daytime while the fast begins and ends with festivities in the form of Sehri and Iftari respectively. The delicacies made during the Iftari and Sehri are utterly delicious and makes one to look forward to this month of festivity. The celebration of Eid-ul-fitr depends upon the crescent moons positioning. The moon decides the beginning of the festival and end of this holy month.
When does Ramadan Starts?
Ramadan is celebrated as the ninth month according to the Islamic calendar and depends upon the visual sightings of the crescent moon. Fasting starts in the morning before sunrise and after the completion of the Sehri time and ends on the same day after sunset by indulgence in the Iftari delicacies. The fasting needs to done religiously by all the adult Muslims except in case of severe illness, pregnancy or elderly, suffering from chronic illness. During the fasting time, no liquid or food to be consumed is mandatory. It may sound as difficult but the strength comes from the belief in the almighty and to follow the righteous path. During this period, involvement in the violence or lies needs to be abstained from. This is the holy month when enemies become friends, when the path of hatred needs to be changed in to the path of love.
Eid-al-fitr marks the beginning of the month of Shawwal and marks the celebratory end to the month of Ramadan. The morning starts with the communal prayers, listening to the holy sermon of khutba, giving eidi to your younger ones and the meeting of friends and relatives throughout the day. Hence Eid is the festival to culminate all the feelings of hatred, anger and disrespect and bring happiness, joy and love just like the meethi sewaiyya that is customary to be consumed during this festival.
Just grab your phone and call all your friends and family this Ramadan and harbor the love you may have missed to celebrate throughout the year.