Ramadan Festival is on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year. The Ramadan is an Arabic word Ramada; it means an ‘intense, scorching heat or dryness.’ By the Gregorian Calendar which is a solar calendar, and the Islamic Calendar is a lunar calendar. The different in calendars intimate the Ramadan moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. It is above estimated Ramadan dates for the next year’s intimates every year Ramadan starts 11 to 12 earlier than the previous year. The time of Ramadan may also vary from country to country depend on the moon is sighted or not. In this month Muslims all around the world will maintain the fast and worship God.
The Ramadan Festival burns away from a person’s sins with good deeds. Islam means ‘submission,’ and the obedience and a self-denial take during the month of Ramadan an ultimate act of a Muslim’s submission to Allah. Generosity and charity increase during Ramadan and encourages to read the entire of Qur’an Ramadan to recite special prayers for Muslims.
History of Ramadan Festival
The month of Ramadan is that in which revealed the Quran; guidance for humankind, and clear proofs of the guideline, and the criterion of right and wrong. And whosoever is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of is sick or on a journey, some other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not the hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful. Believing the Quran first revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan which referred to as the “best of times.” The first revelation was sent down on Laylat Al-Qadr (The Night of Power) which is one of the five odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. According to hadith, all holy scriptures sent down during Ramadan. The tablets of Ibrahim, the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel and the Quran were sent down on 1st, 6th, 12th, 13th and 24th Ramadan respectively.
According to the Quran, fasting was also obligatory for prior nations and is a way to attain Taqwa, fear of God. God proclaimed to Muhammad that fasting for sake was not an innovation in monotheism, but rather an obligation practiced by those truly devoted to the oneness of God. The pagans of Mecca also fasted, but only on the tenth day of Muharram to expiate sins and avoid droughts. The ruling on observing fasting during Ramadan was sent down 18 months after Hijra, during the month of Sha’ban in the second year of Hijra in 624 CE. Abu Zanad, an Arabic writer from Iraq who lived after the founding of Islam, in around 747 CE, wrote that at least one Mandaean community located in Al-Jazira (modern northern Iraq) observed Ramadan before converting to Islam.
How to Celebrate the Ramadan Festival
Celebrating the Ramadan Festival is by fasting. And also Generosity with Increasing charity during Ramadan and also can read the entire of Qur’an Ramadan to recite special prayers for Muslims. The Ramadan is to realize Muslims that may not earn to eat or drink anything include water and the sunshine. One of the most important that Ramadan fast is called Niyyah and it means intention.
Muslims not only afraid of food, must be required of Niyyah. It can include any type food, but the dessert almost includes Konafa and Qatayef special cake of Ramadan Festival. Konafa cake is a made of the sugar, honey, raisins, wheat and nuts. Qatayef cake of a smaller and it’s folded on nuts and raisins. In the two meals, nighttime Muslims and can freely eat well.