#EngKnowledge: Ramadan

Hi guys, how are you today? Did it go well?

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And for Muslim, how’s the fast? Anybody is still fasting? I know here in Indonesia we already broke our fast. It’s 7.15 pm already. To all Muslims, I’d like to say “Ramadan Mubarak!” Have a joyful Ramadan.

As this is Ramadan, let’s talk about Ramadan. What’s Ramadan for you? How special is Ramadan for you? A penny for your thought. Great! Thanks for your answers. Tonight session will be beneficial for those of you who have been wondering about Islam and Ramadan.

I have prepared 9 facts on Ramadan just for you. Enjoy.

  • Ramadan is a month of fasting and fasting during Ramadan is compulsory for Muslims all over the world.
  • Why is fasting during Ramadan is compulsory? The answer is because it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam; some others are to pray and to give charity.
  • the date to begin the Ramadan always changes every year. Muslims use Islamic calendar which is lunar calendar.
  • Ramadan begins based on visual sightings of the crescent moon.
  • other than refraining from consuming food, drink, and smoking, some other things to avoid are false speech (insulting, cursing, lying, etc).
  • Muslims regard Ramadan as the best of times. It is believed to be the time when the Quran first revealed to Muhammad.
  • there is the Night of Power named Laylatl al-Qadr, which is considered the holiest night of the year. It is believed to occur on an odd-numbered night.
  • other than fasting, some other things that Muslims need to do are to give charity, to do nightly prayers, and to recite the Quran.
  • there is no reason for Muslims to stop working during Ramadan. Even the prophet said it is important to keep a balance between worship and work.

Those are 9 facts of Ramadan. Hope it broadens your horizons about Muslim’s religious practices.

Don’t forget to check out our web https://englishtips4u.com/ for other interesting facts.

Thanks and see you tomorrow!

 

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Compiled and written by @Wisznu for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
 

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