Ramadan is a sacred month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims observe the month as the time Muhammad received a revelation from Allah (God) to write Islam’s holy book the Quran. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims will fast from food and drink (including water) from the hours of dusk till the hours of dawn, and fast from wordly pleasures. Smoking, Music as they concentrate on their spiritual selves
During the month Muslims emphasise praying five times a day. The prayer times vary depending on the location of the sun and moon.The prayers are known as:
- Fajr (The first prayer before fasting begins), Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib (The prayer used for breaking the fast),Isha
Ramadan is also perceived as a time of reflection and improvement. Muslims will become more charitable, as God recognizes good deeds and rewards those who actively engage in them.
Here is a short video elaborating on what Ramadan meant to Muslims.