Ramadan Mubarak

Prasida K Maruthy
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ramzan is a sacred time of the year for millions of Muslims all over the world. To be precise, Ramzan is a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts for the faithful. As per the Islamic belief, this fast aims to bring the faithful., closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate. The time period of Ramzan is especially considered as a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's inner self.

Ramzan or Ramadan is the special month in which followers of Islam regularly do the ‘Namaz’ and keep the rigorous fast called ‘Roza ‘in which not a drop of water is consumed for straight 12 hours. Although people keep fasting in other religions too, but during Ramzan, the Muslims keep this strict fast for 30 continuous days. At the end of 30 days, only after the moon is sighted, is the fast broken.

The ninth month of the Muslim Year, the Muslims do not eat between the rising and setting sun during Ramadan. Muslims celebrate this holy month in the holy way because it was in this month the Holy words of Quran was revealed by Almighty to Prophet Muhammad Nabi. So almost all Muslims are fasting from sunrise to sunset. We all believe this will bring peace, prosperous and wellbeing throughout their life. People devote changing lifestyles and seek forgiveness, it’s a purification for the soul. The moon brings cheer as it is the starting of the holy month.

Many mosques around Kuwait distributes the Iftaar meal, throughout the month. And many association groups in all religions conduct Iftaar parties. Eid Al Fitr which is a popular holiday in the Islamic calendar is a festival of breaking the fast. The end of the fast marks the beginning of feasting. Sometimes the feasting lasts for three days. People enjoy themselves on this day. Grand feasts comprising of delicacies are held as people want to rejoice. Charity is an important aspect of Islam and many Muslims also take this occasion to feed the less fortunate.

Many people celebrate in the traditional way however some do follow modern customs. People send Eid greetings on social media. They wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’. Many people visit malls.The festival of Eid is celebrated at the end of the month of Ramzan. Although, during the entire month of Ramzan, alms are distributed among the poor, but on the day of Eid, just before the Namaz is read, this practice is reinforced and alms called ’Fitra’ is distributed because of which this festival is also called Eid-ul-Fitr.

Muslims believe that in the Quran, Allah commands His followers to pay the ‘Zakat’ and ‘Fitra’ before offering the Eid prayers of gratitude to Allah...

Eid is a time for meeting, greeting and celebrating. Devotees gather at various mosques across the nation to offer prayers.
Four Weeks of mercy, 30 days of worship, 720 hours of Spirituality. 43,200 Minutes of Forgiveness, 2592000 Seconds of Happiness,
May the holy spirit of the month of Ramadan spark in your heart always and guide you to walk through your life

Ramadan Mubarak.

Prasida K Maruthy, Force Protection Officer, US Army Base, Camp Arifjan

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Very nice

Prajin sajeendran
Monday, May 6, 2019
Nice article????

Monday, May 6, 2019
Thank you for the article on Ramadan. This is an amazing fanfic holy month for Muslim fraternity across the world. It is so impressive. I have shared your article to my friends. Thanks once again and hopefully you will write more articles in coming days.

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