When is Ramadan 2018?
Ramadan in 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, May 15, and will end in the evening of Thursday, June 14.
The beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar.
Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon.
The “night of power” or “night of decree” is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night.
It’s thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan – the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th.
The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month.
This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
A common greeting is Ramadan Mubarak, which means “have a blessed Ramadan”.
What happens during Ramadan?
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.
Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating.
The fast is from dawn to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur and sunset meal called iftar.
Muslims engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan.
Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline.
As well as fasting – abstaining from eating and drinking during daylight hours – Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Koran throughout the month, before the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr.
Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?
Ramadan is seen as a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and this includes fasting – which teaches people how to be more self-disciplined and have empathy for those less fortunate.
The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called the suhur, while the meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar.
Can we wish people a Happy Ramadan?
Well-wishes are always welcome according to Ali Kadri, president of Queensland’s oldest mosque, Holland Park Mosque.
“Yes, of course,” Mr Kadri said. “It’s just a good greeting to give to people who are going through the self sacrifice for their faith.
Happy Ramadan Kareem Greetings Messages 2018
May Allah’s immaculate grace and exceptional wisdom conquer your life as you celebrate this holy month of Ramadan.
Have a blessed and peaceful Ramadan!
It’s the month when the devils are chained,
the gates of hell are closed and those of paradise are opened.
It’s the month the holy prophet used to pray to witness.
It’s the blessed month of ramadan.
May Allah shower his blessings and
grant you forgiveness in this holy month.
As the crescent moon is sighted…
And the holy month of Ramadan begins…
May Allah bless you with happiness and grace your home with warmth & peace !
A glass of Care,
A plate of Love,
A spoon of Peace,
A fork of truth and
A bowl of Duass.
Mix with spice of QURAAN.
Enjoy the meal.
May ALLAH bless & protect you!
Leader – Allah
Guide – Quaran
Lyrics – Aazan
Loyality – Imaan
Request – Dua
Protection – Fitra
Oath – Kalma
Exercise – Namaaz
Self Control – Roza
So Good Luck 4 Ramazan
Allah’s blessings will always be on us. Celebrate and enjoy as once again, we will be given a chance to repent and ask for forgiveness for our sins and be forgiven.
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