Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it commemorates the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Jibreel (A.S). It is a month when Muslims all over the world observe fast from dawn until sunset. The name of this holy month is derived from the Arabic word ‘ar-Ramad’ or ‘Ramida’, which means ‘scorching heat’ or ‘dryness’. The observance of fast is an obligation for all Muslims during this month, except for those suffering from an illness, menstruating women, the elderly, women in their pregnancy, the chronically ill, and women who need to breastfeed their children.
Ramadan is the ninth and the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It is also the month in which Muslims all over the world observe their fast between sunrise and sunset. This annual observance of fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation for all Muslims. However, those suffering from illness, women in their menstrual cycle, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and travelling individuals are exempted from fasting. The month of Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the crescent moon.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a holy month, which is observed by Muslims across the world by fasting and performing good deeds. It also commemorates the first revelation of the holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fasting during this month is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation for all the Muslims. However, those suffering from an illness, pregnant women, those who are travelling and breastfeeding mothers are not required to observe the fast. Along with fasting, the recitation of Quran and increased offering of prayers is also done in this month.