بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
Assalamu Alaikum Everyone!
How are you doing? I hope you are having an amazing day wherever you are in the world! May Allah bless and shower you and all those you love with happiness and health.
Ramadan Mubarak to you all! I hope this Ramadan is a month of blessings and peace for you and all your loved ones. As you all know, this Ramadan is a little different this year due to the circumstances we are in. However, don’t let that get in the way of you having the best Ramadan yet. In this post we will learn about Ramadan, what it is and how we can better ourselves during this holy month.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is also the holiest of the months. The Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ during Ramadan. During this holy month, the gates of heaven are wide open, while the gates of hell are closed. We, as Muslims, use the month of Ramadan to better our connection with Allah, reflect on our lives and spend some time with those we love most like family and friends.
What is fasting during Ramadan?
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Meaning that in order to be a true Muslim, you must fast during this month. Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown, filling their day with various forms of worship. As we mentioned, everyone is expected to participate, however there are exceptions. Those who are ill, pregnant, nursing, travelling, young children and the elderly are all exempt from fasting. Women who are experiencing their menstruation time of month are also exempt from fasting. Acts like drinking, eating, smoking, or engaging in personal activity of two are all prohibited while one is fasting. One should also abstain from immoral acts and anger, as those can break your fast. Fasting is meant to teach discipline, sacrifice, reflection and empathy for those who are less fortunate.
When is Ramadan 2020?
Ramadan is on Friday April 23, 2020 and ends on Saturday May 23, 2020. The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar, thus Ramadan is different by a matter of ten days each year.
What to do in Ramadan 2020?
Many people seem to be very unexcited about this coming Ramadan as many of our traditions have been cancelled due to Covid-19. However, don’t give up! Show your resilience and your ability to make this Ramadan worth every second. Down below is a list of things to make Ramadan the best yet.
Finally, I would like to say, that Islam is not just based off of one month but its our whole year (and ultimately our life). Just like we put all out efforts during Ramadan, we should continue with those efforts all throughout the year. Islam is not hard, we are just not educated enough on our deen.
I hope this Ramadan is full of blessings for you all and I pray that Allah grants us all the highest of rewards for fasting this month.
My Muslimah Mind
04 / 25 / 2020 at 04:21 PM