Fasting Month For Muslims Begins Today

Mon, Sep 1, 2008

Miscellaneous

Today marks the beginning of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, a month of obligatory daily fasting in Islam.

Daily fasts begin at dawn and end with sunset.

At night, Muslims will go to the mosque to perform our special prayers known as Taraweeh.

This is a month when a Muslim should try to AVOID practices like:

smoking,
swearing,
treating people with disrespect
being mean
harming or hurting living things
being cruel
un-courteous and selfish. 

Fasting has also many special benefits.

Among these, the most important is that it is a means of learning self-control.

Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship, reading of the Quran, giving charity, purifying one’s behavior, and doing good deeds.

For Muslims, Ramadan is  an opportunity to gain by giving up, to prosper by going without and to grow stronger by enduring weakness.

As a secondary goal, fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and learning to thankfulness and appreciation for all of God’s bounties.

Fasting is also beneficial to health and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.

So…To All Muslims.

Happy Fasting! 🙂

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