16 May Ramadan Mubarak
Ramadan, the ninth month of Muslim calendar is considered as the holiest and sacred month for a Muslim where they fast from dawn to dusk for 30 days continuously. This year the month of Ramadan starts on Thursday, 17 May. The month of Ramadan is very special month celebrated worldwide where people celebrate by not eating or drinking water for 30 days in the presence of sun and also refrain from engaging in sexual activities, smoking or any sinful activity which might negate the reward of fasting.
Have you ever wondered why Ramadan is celebrated?
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the revelation of Quran to Prophet Muhammed. The objective to fast is to remind the suffering of the less fortunate and to bring the followers closer to gods. Muslims, during this month, are encouraged to donate alms to the poor and feed the hungry. The month of Ramadan is to exercise self-restraint and is seen as a way to detoxify the body and spirit.
Ramadan is not just about fasting, it is considered to stand upon 5 major pillars that include fasting, declaration of faith, charity daily prayer and performing the Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca. Ramadan is celebrated in very strict manner among Muslims. In this scorching heat of May, they are not allowed to eat or even drink water until the sunsets and all these restraints are happily followed by the Muslims who celebrate Ramadan in order to attain spiritual cleansing. The month of Ramadan is very special as during these days most of the Muslims hold “Majlises” where they keep their doors open for everyone who comes to them for food and they break their fast at the end of the month by celebrating a grand party which they call as “Iftar”.
What is the message of Ramadan?
Ramadan is celebrated to spread love and happiness to the less fortunate among us. It is celebrated to remind us how every life is equal in the eyes of God and how we should share our resources and do charity to practice humanism. Ramadan is not just a month in the calendar, it is considered as the way people should live their lives, with simplicity. The end of Ramadan is marked by celebrating Eid-al-Fitr
Pixel’O’Media wishes every Muslim across the world a Ramadan Mubarak! Thank you for spreading so much love and happiness on the earth.