Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the most important month of the year for Muslims due to its vast blessings and sanctity by Allah Almighty.

As one of the five pillars of Islam, muslims fast during the month of Ramadan. Fasting means to refrain from eating, drinking and sexual intimacy for a period of time during the day, which starts with dawn and ends with sunset. The Islamic view of fasting is not limited to refraining from eating and drinking but also covers being able to purify our actions. One of the objectives of fasting during Ramadan is to perfect our character and stay away from sinful actions or deeds.

These are some of the verses related to Ramadan and fasting:

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous. [2:183]

(Fasting for) a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey (during them) then an equal number of days (are to be made up). And upon those who are able (to fast, but with hardship) –a ransom (as substitute) of feeding a poor person (each day). And whoever volunteers excess it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew. [2:184]

The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights (the new moon of) the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey, then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and (wants) for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that (to) which He has guided you; and perrhaps you will be grateful. [2:185]