What is Ramadan

The source of the word ‘’Ramzan” is the Arabic root ‘’RMZ’’ or ‘’RMD” meaning intensely hot, and blazing, or glowing. In the Persian language, it is called Ramazan and in Arabic, it is known as Ramadan.

Ramadan is also known as Ramzan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar starting from Moharram, Safar, Rabiul Awwal, Rabius Sami, Jamadiul Awwal, Jamadus Sami, Rajab, Shaban, and Ramadan. The other three-month being Shawwal, Zidat, and Zilhijja. 

Ramadan is observed as the month of fasting, praying, and doing good things for 29 or 30 days. It is a very important month for Muslims due to Quaran’s first revelation to Mohammad (A.S), the prophet. Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection, worship, blessings, and increased devotions.  Holy Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan that is a source of true guidance for all mankind.

According to Islamic belief, Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is an Arabic word that means dryness or scorching heat. Fasting is good for your health if properly put into practice during Ramadan. Fasting (Roza) promotes the elimination of toxins from the body, reduce blood sugar and decrease fat stores in the body. It also encourages healthy eating habits and boosts immunity.

The holy month of Ramadan is divided into three parts are as given below –

  • Rahmat – “Mercy of Allah’’
  • Maghfirat – ‘’Forgiveness of Allah’’
  • Nijaat – ‘’Salvation’’

The first 10 days of Ramadan represent the mercy of Almighty Allah, the next 10 days signify forgiveness of Almighty Allah, finally, the last 10 days represent safety from the Hellfire. So, Ramadan is known as a month of forgiveness and mercy. Ramadan also allows for all the devotees to be saved from the Hellfire. In the month of Ramadan, a Muslim is also blessed with a night (Laila-tul-Qadr) that is better than a thousand months.

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