The most pious and the holy month; Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting and when Muslims throughout the world seek forgiveness by fasting and abstaining from bad deeds. It is the holiest period for the Islamic faith and indeed the most important part of Islam.
Ramadan is all about rejuvenating; it’s obligatory for Muslims to abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day in order to purify their souls. It is like self-sacrifice and believers are enabled to rebuilt their faith and ask for forgiveness. Muslims also refrain from physical wants and almost all sinful deeds are avoided; Ramadan is a month that gives them hope and nourishes them with its blessings.
It is must for every follower to keep himself pure and clean in the month of Ramadan. One’s body and mind must be clear and wishes are fulfilled by Allah if asked with heart. Forbidden practices such as backbiting, telling lies, abusing, gossiping and obscene conversations are avoided throughout Ramadan. Good eating habits are encouraged and this really helps a Muslim to maintain his or her routine according to Islam. Most Muslims refrain from listening to music and watching TV soaps and other invalid programs. When fasting; one must avoid music, false TV shows and above all, obscenities.
Islam is a great religion, which guides its followers to live a simple and peaceful life that is free from sins and stains. The holy month is the only month is Islamic calendar, which opens the doors of forgiveness for every believer. All the sins are forgiven by almighty Allah if a believer seeks for forgiveness eagerly and passionately.
Fasting is obligatory for every Muslim men and women. It starts at the break of dawn and it ends at sunset, every day in Ramadan. Fasting is not necessary for those who are mentally disabled, for older individuals, and for ill. There is no obligation on pregnant women, small children who are not adolescent and travelers.
In this blissful holy month, Muslims lives are re-evaluated according to the Islamic guidance. The blessing of this month changes the life of a believer and there is a virtuous essence in the air throughout the month of Ramadan. Family and friends connections are strengthened and, one cleans up his mind body and soul to lead a pure peaceful life. Fasting in Arabic means ‘Sawn’ (to refrain); fasting in the holy month of Ramadan is just not about forbearing food and drink, it is also necessary for a Muslim to refrain from evil actions, thoughts and words.
Make this year’s Ramadan a special one; plan a get together at your house, invite all of your closest relatives at Iftar (when the fast is broken). Try this once a week; there are 30 days of fasting in Ramadan. An Iftar with friends would be a great way to keep the ties stable. Do not forget to send Ramadan text messages to all your friends and relatives – Ramadan greetings are always cherish-able.