- India Kuwait News and updates


Ramadan Kareem : A Blessed Month

Sai Harshita Adivi, X-J, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (DPS), Kuwait Monday, April 5, 2021
Ramadan Kareem : A Blessed Month

Ramadan also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan is the most important time of the year in the Islamic calendar. It is the ninth month of the calendar and is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, giving zakat to poor people and spending time with family and friends. The word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means ‘scorching heat.’ Ramadan takes place for 720 hours, which is four weeks and two days. According to Islam, Ramadan celebrates the first time when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The five pillars are Shahada (profession of faith), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (Almsgiving), Sawm (Fasting) and Hajj (Pilgrimage). The date of Ramadan changes yearly because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle and it lasts for twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. It is compulsory for all Muslims to fast during this holy month. They have to stay the whole day without eating or drinking anything.

They should not lie, gossip or abuse while they are fasting and instead they devote themselves to salat (prayer) and recitation of the Quran. Muslims have a pre-dawn meal which they have to finish eating before Fajar Prayer and they break their fast in the evening after sunset. The predawn meal is referred to as suhur, and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar. People wish each other by saying “RAMADAN KAREEM” or “RAMADAN MUBARAK”. This means to have a successful, happy and blessed Month. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Shawwal, the next lunar month, and is declared after a crescent new moon has been sighted or after completion of thirty days of fasting if no sighting of the moon is possible. Eid celebrates of the return to a more natural disposition of activities.

Experts say, considering the immense benefits of fasting, i.e. restricting food intake during the day or fasting time, that can help prevent health problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity, as well as improve mental health and wellbeing. By not consuming food, human body is able to concentrate on removing toxins, as we give the digestive system a rest. Also, this could be a wonderful step for those who wish to come out of the problem of obesity. However, all should take care of dehydration aspect. That’s why Doctors advocate drinking plenty of water or fruits having water (such as Watermelon, Muskmelon, etc) after iftar.

Through this article, I extend my warm wishes to all my fellow human-beings on this Holy Month. May Allah bless us all with health and happiness. Ramadan Kareem.

Also, I sincerely request one and all to continue to practice/following COVID-19 precautions to ensure we are all remain healthy.

Sai Harshita Adivi, X-J, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (DPS), Kuwait

📣 is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@IIK_News) and stay updated with the latest headlines

Read this article online at

Express your comment on this article

Submit your comments...
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are strictly personal and does not hold any responsibility on them. We shall endeavour to upload/publish as many of the comments that are submitted as possible within a reasonable span of time, but we do not guarantee that all comments that are submitted will be uploaded/published. Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or otherwise objectionable content; or have spam, commercial or advertising content or links are liable to be removed by the editors. We also reserve the right to edit the comments that do get published. Please do not post any private information unless you want it to be available publicly.

Community News

Indian Embassy in Kuwait congratulates  Indian Dentists’ Alliance in Kuwait

His Excellency Ambassador of India to Kuwait Shri. Sibi George met the office bearers of the Indian Dentists’ Alliance in Ku...

E-Gurukul presents one Month Online Art Workshop for Kids

E-Gurukul, an E-Learning Academy Training Center in Kuwait, presents an 1 month Online Art Workshop for Kids. The Art Works...

New Office Bearers Of Ymca Kuwait

YMCA Kuwait elected new office bearers for the year 2021-22 under the presidential ship of president Mr. Mathew Eapen. The M...

Timbre Talkers – A club to reckon with

Toastmasters is a platform for public speaking and leadership. It imbibes confidence, self-awareness and quick thinking in y...

Blood Donation Camp 2021 by Tulu Koota Kuwait

Tulu Koota Kuwait (TKK), the prominent association in Kuwait, organized a blood donation camp on Friday 28th May 2021 at Kuw...

go top