Sacred month of extreme devotion, Ramzan begins

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Ramadan also known as Ramazan, a holy month of fasting that lasts for 29 to 30 days has started from Today.

According to Prophet Mohammad when Ramzan starts, the doors of heaven are opened and gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.

As per Islamic belief it is celebrated to commemorate the first revelation of the verses of Quran to Mohammad on a night known as “The Night of Power” (or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic).

Ramazan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. The word Ramadan has taken from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.Pakistan Ramadan-wefornewsFasting in the month of Ramadan was made compulsory during the month of Sha’aban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina. Fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with natural phenomenon such as the midnight sun or polar night have to follow the timetable of Mecca.ramadan-2-wefornewsFasting is mendatory for all adult Muslims from dawn to sunset, during the entire month of Ramzan. Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations. Muslims also refrain from sinful behavior that may negate the reward of fasting, like false speech (insulting, backbiting, cursing, lying, etc.) and fighting. Food and drink is served daily, before dawn and after sunset. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers) and recitation of the Quran.ramzan-wefornewsIt becomes obligatory for Muslims to start fasting when they reach puberty, so long as they are healthy and sane, and have no disabilities or illnesses. Exemptions to fasting are travel, menstruation, severe illness, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Ramadan is observed as a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. The fast (sawm) starts at dawn and ends at sunset. At the end of Ramadan there is a big three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, or “the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. it’s a religious holiday where family members celebrates with a big meals, exchanges presents, and generally has a lovely time.

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