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A 2-Minute Guide to Ramadan

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Ramadan is the month of abstaining from the vices like drinking, sex, smoking and food during the daylight hours until the end of the Ramadan month. The ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar, Muslims around the world observe a complete fast during the day. Ramadan is not just about refraining from things, it is helping your body and soul purify and cleanse, focus on your devotion to Goa, reinforce self-discipline and sacrifice. Here’s a 2-minute guide to Ramadan, the festival of purity

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The Significance of Ramadan

Ramadan is a period of reflection and re-evaluating your life and empathizing with the lives of others in the world. Fasting during Ramadan is believed to be one of the five pillars of Islam. The holy month of Ramadan allows Muslims to strengthen their bond with family and friends, give up bad habits, reaffirm the good ones and follow the principles and values of Islam to the T. Ramadan teaches you not only to refrain from materialistic things, but also from bad thoughts, evil deeds and hurtful words. This fast is finally broken after a month in the form of a fast-breaking festival called Eid ul-Fitr.

Ramadan Prayers

The Benefits of Ramadan

The benefits of Ramadan are countless and are felt by every Muslim who observes this fast. Here are a few of them listed below:

  • Ramadan helps Muslims reflect on and rediscover their love and bonding for their Creator and all his blessings

  • Fasting during Ramadan allows a Muslim to truly appreciate hunger and thirst, and thus empathize with those who have little to nothing to eat everyday

  • Muslims practise charity and goodwill towards others during this holy month

  • Ramadan allows Muslims to practice healtheir food and drinking habits, thus bringing about a positive change in their lifestyle

  • By practising self-restraint, Muslims learn how to control their actions and words

This special and significant time for Muslims ends after a month with a grand and enjoyable feast on Eid ul-Fitr, when Muslims across the world break their rigid fast and binge on good food amid good company.

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