When is Ramadan 2022? What you need to know about Islam’s holiest month, how Muslims observe – What We Know!

When is Ramadan 2022? What you need to know about Islam's holiest month, how Muslims observe
Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, started at sunset on Saturday, April 2, within the U.S. It ends with Eid al-Fitr on Monday, Could 2.

Here’s what it is advisable find out about its significance, how Muslims observe the month and the way non-Muslims can want their associates and neighbors “Ramadan Mubarak.”

What’s Ramadan, and why is it necessary?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is marked by fasting, reflection, charity and prayer.

It’s believed that the primary verses of Islam’s holy scripture, the Quran, have been revealed to the Prophet Muhammad throughout this time.

Is Ramadan the identical time annually?

Ramadan relies on the lunar calendar, which consists of a 12-month yr of roughly 354 days. This implies every lunar month strikes 11 days within the Gregorian calendar noticed by the US.

How do Muslims have fun Ramadan?

The greater than 2 billion observant Muslims all over the world will have interaction in fasting from meals, drink and sexual activity between daybreak and sundown every day of the month, stated Hussam Ayloush, the chief director of the Larger Los Angeles Space workplace of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Fasting is compulsory for Muslims, apart from the sick, pregnant, touring, aged and/or menstruating, in response to Nationwide Geographic.

These fasting intervals can vary from 11 to 16 hours per day. Earlier than fasting every day, Muslims will start with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur, after which start the fajr, the primary prayer of the day, in response to NatGeo. At nightfall, after ending the sundown prayer, or Maghreb, Muslims have fun with the meal generally known as the iftar. This implies “breaking the quick,” and the meal is usually shared with household and associates.

This ritual of every day fasting provides Muslims a interval of non secular reflection, Ayloush stated.

“Being with out food and drinks all through the day hopefully builds in us a sort of empathy the place we really feel very grateful for the blessing we obtain from God … and the way in which to point out thankfulness can be by being empathetic who’ve much less of those privileges,” he stated.

Muslims may even keep away from unfavourable acts like gossiping, mendacity and arguing in the course of the month.

How do Muslims give charity throughout Ramadan?

Charity is an important observe in Islam. Throughout Ramadan, Muslims will typically maintain meals drives or fundraisers to assist the much less lucky.

What different rituals do Muslims carry out throughout Ramadan?

Many Muslims will carry out an additional prayer at evening throughout Ramadan known as taraweeh. They may even have fun Laylat al-Qadr later within the month, which is the day many imagine the Quran was first revealed.

How can non-Muslims greet their Muslim associates and neighbors throughout Ramadan?

Non-Muslims can want Muslims “Ramadan Mubarak,” which implies “have a blessed Ramadan,” Ayloush stated.

“They will say, ‘Completely happy Ramadan,’ ‘Joyful Ramadan.’ Something you possibly can say could be enormously appreciated by your neighbors,” he added.

When Ramadan is completed, Muslims will have fun Eid al-Fitr, or the “Pageant of the Breaking of the Quick.” Throughout this celebration, youngsters obtain items from household and associates. Muslims might also recite a particular prayer in the course of the morning of Eid, adopted by a group celebration with meals and video games.

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