THE SPIRITUAL POWER OF RAMADAN FASTING

 

Voluntary Fasts within Hajj

Ramadan fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam. Ramadan is the fourth of the ‘five pillars’ of Islam. the five requirements of being a Muslim.

Ramadan is marked

by a fast, which lasts for the ninth month of the lunar year. It marks the time when Muslims believe their holy book, the Quran, was revealed to them by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

What time should we fast?

Fasting Ramadan month

It is during this month that Muslims fast. They are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours.

Muslims are allowed to eat when the sun goes down and often Muslims will break the fast by eating a few dates and drinking water before they have a large family meal together.

Is Ramadan fasting easy?

It is not easy to fast, so young children, elderly people and people who are sick don’t

 have to, until they are older or are feeling stronger. Everyone else tries to make the effort.

Why should we fast Ramadan?

Ramadan Action List

Feeling hungry and thirsty helps

Muslims to understand what it is

like for people in the world who do

not have enough to eat or drink all

the time. They set aside money to

give to the poor.

Ramadan fasting and Quran

Ramadan is an especially spiritual month.

Muslims attend the mosque more frequently

and read the Quran more often than usual.

Muslims make a special effort to act in the

way Allah wants them to during this month.

They try to create time to reflect on the

way they should lead their lives.

Laylatul-qadr:

“the night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.”

The Night of Power is a time of remembrance. when we should be praising and worshipping Allah (SWT) and giving thanks to the guidance He provides throughout our lives. To help you celebrate Laylat al Qadr this year we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

The Prophet (PBUH) is reported to have said,

“whoever stands up in the night preceding the

two Eids expecting rewards from Allah, his heart

will not die when the other hearts will die.He also said?

“seek it in the last ten, and if one of you is too

weak or unable then let him not allow that

to make him miss the final seven.”

The Prophet (PBUH) used to practice Itekaf in

the last ten days of Ramadan till he died. And

then his wives used to practice it after him.

The Night of Power is widely believed to be the night on which the Angel Jibreel (the Angel Gabriel) first appeared to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to reveal the words of Allah (SWT) in the form of the first verses of the Holy Qur’an.

While the Night of Power is officially only one day, it was recorded as falling in the last 10 nights on one of the odd-numbered days of Ramadan. As a result, many communities believe these 10 days should be spent worshipping and making supplications to receive the greatest rewards in this life and the next.

It has been the practice of the Holy

Prophet (PBUH) that he would not sleep

in the night preceding the day of

Eid-ul-Fitr. This night has been named

‘Laila-tul-Jaza’- the night of reward.

It means Allah bestows his reward to

those who have spent the month of

Ramadan abiding by the dictates of

Shari’ah, and all their prayers in

this night are accepted.

Eid celebration

When Ramadan ends it is celebrated for

three days in a holiday called Eid–Ul-Fitr (the

Feast of Fast Breaking). Food is donated to

the poor, this is called Zakat which is the

third pillar of Islam. Friends and family

gather to pray together and for large meals

and gifts are exchanged.

Dear God

Thank you for all that you give to May we find time in our busy

lives to be grateful for them and

to remember those who don’t have

as much as we do.

Amen.

 

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, and engaging in any sexual activity, from dawn to sunset.
That includes taking medication (even if you swallow a pill dry, without drinking any water).

 

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is here again. For the next 29 to 30 days, Muslim faithful across the globe must abstain from Ramadan fasting food, drinks and sexual relations from the dawn till sunset.
Several studies reported that Ramadan fasting has health protective effects; however these effects were attenuated during post-Ramadan period.
So Ramadan fasting is Dieticians should provide a guideline for maintaining health protective effects of Ramadan fasting during post-Ramadan period.

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