Facts about Ramadan

Facts about Ramadan

Here are some simple facts about Ramadan:

  • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar
  • The dates change each year because the Islamic calendar is based on the cycles of the moon
  • During the month Muslims won't eat of drink in the hours of daylight - not even water!
  • Ramadan remembers the month the Qur'an (the Muslim holy book) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
  • The actual night that the Qur'an was revealed is a night known as Lailut ul-Qadr ('The Night of Power').
  • It's a month for spiritual discipline and it helps us feel grateful for what we have
  • Fasting is thought to teach self-discipline and reminds them of the suffering of the poor. 
  • Children, pregnant women, elderly people and those who are ill or travelling don't have to fast.
  • It is a time for prayer and good deeds. They will try to spend time with family and friends and help people in need.
  • The end of Ramadan is marked by a big celebration called 'Eid ul-Fitr' (the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast)
  • During Eid ul-Fitr Muslims dress in their finest clothes, give gifts to children and spend time with their friends and family. Muslims will also give money to charity at Eid.
  • It means a lot to us when you wish us a "Happy Ramadan" or “Ramadan Mubarak!”

🕌 Ramadan Mubarak to everyone 🙌🏼

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