Good Ramadan 2017/1438 to everyone. This site is your guide of Ramadan 2017/1438. Here you can know the official date of the beginning of Ramadan, the hours of prayer and the date of Eid ul Fitr 2017/1438.
So what is Ramadan and how to fast it correctly?
First of all, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (which follows the cycles of the moon), it comes between Shaabane and Shawwal. Fasting Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Islamic religion with the Shahada, the prayer, Zakat and Hajj.
Rules of fasting:
During Ramadan, Muslims have to avoid eating, drinking and having sex from the dawn until the sunset. A person begins fasting the holy month of Ramadan when she arrives the age of puberty. The children, ill people and pregnant women (in case of danger for her or her baby) don’t have to fast.
The holy side of Ramadan:
This month is very important for Muslims all over the world, it’s a unique occasion to purify their souls and bodies and be as near as possible from Allah. So people make more prayers and a special ones called Tarawih, they also try to be better and give help for the ones in need. We don’t have to forget that one of the most important aims of Ramadan is to experience the hunger of poor people and humility.
In the History of Islam, this month is also very special because Allah revealed the first Ayat of Quran to his Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) through the angel Jibril during a night in Ramadan called Laylat Al Qadr (Night of Destiny). This night, situated in the ten last days of Ramadan, is considered by Allah better than 1000 months because of its sacredness. So Muslims try to reach the maximum of hassanate during this period by doing prayers, reading Quran and making Duaa to Allah.
End of ramadan and Eid ul Fitr:
After 29 or 30 days of fasting in a very special atmosphere, Ramadan ends and millions of faithful Muslims celebrate it on the first of Shawwal called Eid ul Fitr which is one of the two holy feasts in the Muslim Calendar.
Written by: Ali Youssef