Soon the 1.6 Billion Muslims entireover the world will start practicing Ramadan by. A lot of non-Muslims ask why do all Muslims fasting for a whole month, well, this about the strong belief of Muslims that the Quran was revealed upon the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on this holy month. It was the time of 610 CE and when the very first verses of Quran were delivered to Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) By Angel Gabriel in cave called "Hira" and the night is called as the "Lala-tul-Qadar" or some even say the Holy Night and it all happened on the last week of that month.
The Holy month is so rich of blessings and facts that if one starts talking about this holy month, he or she will keep talking the wholenight and still the rich facts of Ramadan will not be over. Some of the interesting facts about Ramadan are described below.
Farz is an Arabic word that means compulsory duty. Every Muslim when he or she gets young that is the age of puberty, they have to fast the whole month of Ramadan. Fromdawn to dusk a Muslim is restricted to eat or drink anything so he/she can focus on the prayer and make a spiritual connection with Allah.
A lot of non-Muslims gets confused in measuring the accurate dates and schedule of Ramadan and it is because the Muslim calendar works according to the moon i.e. Lunar and the Christian calendar works according to Sun i.e. Solar, this is the reason the moon gets back eleven days every year which things doesn't happen in Solar calendar. This was the reason why almost ten years ago Ramadan came in December and now in the present it is going to be in May, and that is a severe hot weather.
Every kid younger than his/her age of puberty doesn't have to fast in Ramadan and the sick people can also have left for fasting but they have to complete the measured days of fasts in the next month after Ramadan. Same goes for the pregnant and breastfeeding women they can have leave too but can complete the holy duty later. Even the dead can't get the fast leave so easily If a person dies in the month of Ramadan his or her family member has to complete his/her remaining days of fasting in the month the person died.
In Xinjiang province of China, the fasting is restricted for the Muslims and Uighurs are the Muslims tribe who follow Islamic practices in the region, some past disputes between Uighurs and Chinese police forces have led to the decision that there can be no fasting in the days of Ramadan.
Allah has made three days after Ramadan, the days of celebration for the Muslims and that specific time of celebration is called ''Eid-ul-Fitr". Muslims are allowed to wear new and colourful dresses and celebrate the result of their efforts in the whole month of Ramadan.
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