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What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year when Muslims around the world fast from dawn until dusk. Muslims pray, give charity and read Quran more than usual. It is a month in which we become closer to Allah.
When is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days and starts with the crescent moon sighting.
Why do Muslims fast?
Muslims fast because Allah tells us to. Fasting is a way to show Allah we love Him. It also helps us to be grateful for what we have and to think about those who don’t have as much as us.
What are the benefits of fasting?
Fasting helps our bodies and minds stay healthy. It teaches us to be patient. Fasting bring us closer to Allah as we fast just for Him. Fasting is also a shield which will protect us from the hellfire.
Suhoor is the morning meal that Muslims eat before Fajr time. Eating suhoor is sunnah and eating a healthy meal is important. Suhoor has blessings in it and will give us energy to fast.
Iftaar is the evening meal we eat to break our fast. It is eaten when the sun has set and when Maghrib has started. We should not overeat at Iftaar as this goes against the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Ramadan is a month in which people read more Quran. When we read the Quran,
we are reading Allah’s words. Understanding the Quran is also important as it will help us become better Muslims and better people.
Taraweeh is a prayer that takes place each night during Ramadan. Each day, a Juz from the Quran is recited. The aim is to finish the whole Quran within Ramadan. Some people pray 8 rakahs, whilst others pray 20.
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