Ramadan is the ninth, precious and most holy month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslim faithfuls spend time in prayer, fasting, Quranic recitations, charity (Sadaqah) and abstinence from immoral acts, among other things.
Among the Five pillars of Islam, fasting is listed as fourth among them. In Quran 2:183 Allah the Almighty says
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness”.
One notable thing about the Holy month is that Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down through the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a guide to mankind, also clear signs for guidance and the differentiation (between right and wrong). Quran 2:185. Muslims are highly encouraged to read and study the Quran and to share with others within during Ramadan and give Zakat.
As Ramadan is being celebrated all over the world let us remember that it is a day to rejoice and live in bliss, it is a day of blessing and peace, a day to reflect and ponder, it is a day to celebrate together!