By:- Sahil Luthra
Ramadan 2022 is expected to begin on Saturday, April 2, 2022 (according to Saudi Arabia) and will end on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Eid al Fitr 2022 is expected to be celebrated on Monday, May 2, 2022.
Ramadan is the Arabic name of the ninth-month* of the Islamic calendar. The date of Ramadan in the Gregorian calendar moves forward about 11 days each year due to the different lengths of the Islamic and Gregorian years.
Ramadan is the 9th month in Islamic calendar / Hijri Calendar. The length of the Month varies between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the much awaited Islamic festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal. Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and during this holy month
The food eaten before Fajr time is known as ‘Suhoor’ and the food eaten after sunset (Maghrib Salah) is known as ‘Iftar’.
The Fast of Ramadan lasts the entire month, which can be 29 or 30 days, depending on the sightings of the moon. Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lives.
*The Islamic calendar is based on the moon (Lunar) , while the solar calendar is based on the sun (Solar). The solar calendar months are made of 30 or 31 days except for February. The Lunar calendar months are made of 29 or 30 days. Ramadan can, therefore, last for either 29 days or 30 days.)
Physically or Mentally ill people 2- Travelers 3- Women during menstruation 4- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 5- Elderly People (if fasting will cause their health to deteriorate further) 6- Children who have not reached puberty
Things that invalidate one’s fast are: 1- Medication taken through nose or ears 2- Vomit Intentionally 3- Water accidentally goes down the throat whilst gargling 4- Ejaculating because of contact with a woman 5- Swallowing items 6- Smoking a cigarette
The month of Ramadan is an opportunity given by the Gracious Creator for His servants to come close to Him, seek forgiveness for their sins, and fulfill their religious duties. Allah Has said in The Quran:
Recite Quran Kareem Find Lailat ul Qadr Observe Itikaf Offer Nightly Prayers (Tarawih)
Fast during Ramadan with the intention of seeking rewards from Allah. 2- Perform your five prayers on time in congregation (Jamah) 3- Give food to people who are fasting and give a lot of charity 4- If possible, perform Umrah during Ramadan as it is equal to Hajj in reward. (Tirmidhi: 939)