Ramadan – Iftar, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid ul-Fitr

Francis Morilao


Ramadam Kareem!
Greetings to my Muslim Friends.

A Bit of Information
What is Ramadan?
What is Iftar?
What is Laylat al-Qadr?
What is Eid ul-Fitr?


What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of Islamic Calendar that runs for 29-30 days. This is the fasting month of Muslims. It starts with Hilal (the crescent) and for this year 2015, Ramadan starts on June 18.

Moon-Phases
[image from www.moon-phases.net]

From Twitter.
@IslamicThinking: Do dua for 4 weeks of barkat, 30 days forgiveness, 720 hours of guidance, 43200 minutes of purification and 2592000 seconds of noor.

Dua – supplication
Noor – light

Muslims observe fasting from sunrise until sunset during ramadan. Its purpose is for them to be just and remember the things that Allah created.

No bad words, no food, no water, no sexual thoughts (or action), and no rudeness.

It is the time to recall things such as foods that others don’t have.

What is Iftar?

Sunset where Muslims gather to observe fast-breaking.

Eating Dates (National fruit of Qatar) is one of the symbols of Iftar, according to Qur’an, it was eaten by Prophet Muhammad.

Here in Qatar cannon being fired in the sea is a sign of the beginning of Iftar.
iftar-cannon
[image from www.flickr.com]

What is Laylat al-Qadr?

It is the very special night that Muslims observed during the whole month of Ramadan where the Qur’an was given to Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the last 10 days of the Holy Month.

al-Qadr
[image from www.flickr.com]

What is Eid ul-Fitr?

This is the time the Holy Month of Ramadan comes to an end and the start of the new moon. Usually a big celebration and declared Holiday in Middle East. Prayers (Raka’ah at Wajib) are observed during this time.

And if you’re in Qatar! Visit www.ramadan.qa for the updates of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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