Ramadan is a holy month of the Muslim, Islamic calendar. It is the major fast of the Islamic year and falls in the ninth lunar month. During the holy month, adult Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset, unless they are sick, pregnant, diabetic, breastfeeding, or traveling. Also, fasting must be attempted with spiritual intent and this intent must be renewed each day before dawn.
Here are five facts about Ramadan which you probably didn’t know:
- During Ramadan, Muslim-majority countries often shorten work days to allow for additional prayer time each day.
- During the month of Ramadan, if a non-Muslim meets a Muslim the appropriate greeting for good wishes is “Ramadan Mubarak” which means “Have a blessed Ramadan.”
- It’s not just ‘no eating,’ it’s ‘no drinking’ too. Muslims do not drink even a drop of water right from sunrise till sunset.
- During Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to give to charity through Sadaqa (voluntary giving), or Zakat (mandatory giving).
- In some countries, it is a crime to ignore Ramadan and break the fast.
Bluee Team wishes this Ramadan month to be a month of love, a month of blessings and compassion for you and your family.