Ramadan 2023: Why Ramadan is Celebrated by Muslims?

According to the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan 2023 is likely to fall on 21 April 2023. This is the ninth holy month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and it was revealed in the Qur’an more than fourteen centuries ago. Ramadan is one of the most sacred months for Muslims in the world. According to Islamic calculations, during Ramadan, financially self-sufficient Muslims try to help the poor in the name of Fitra (financial aid). 

Ramadan is expected to last 30 days in 2023. After seeing the new moon in the evening sky, fasting begins for 30 days from dawn to dusk. During the month of Ramadan, fasting is observed from morning to evening with reverence and a religious spirit.

It is strictly forbidden to eat and drink during daylight hours while fasting. Each day of the thirty-day fast is broken after sunset with dates, sherbet, fruit, etc.

The Prophet Muhammad-SA recommended that all members of the family or neighbours be present at the time of breaking the fast.

Why Ramadan Is Celebrated By Muslims?

Why Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims? Because this is the holy month of the Muslim community, and the intention is to draw closer to God; They help people to strengthen and develop the power of self-control so that pure positive intentions prevail throughout the rest of the year in our society.

Ramadan is one of the five main pillars of Islam in the world. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is inevitable for healthy elderly Muslims. The five pillars of Muslim followers are a declaration of faith in God. The Main five pillars are as follows.

Five Pillars in Islam

  • God is One: There is no deity without Allah in the world. God is one, and Hazrat Muhammad SA is the Messenger of God.
  • Prayer: In Islam, five times pray in a day is an essential part of Islam in the world.
  • Ramadan: Fasting in the month of Ramadan.
  • Pay Zakat: It is necessary to pay Zakat in Islam.
  • Hajj: Hajj is inevitable for wealthy Muslims.

Fasting in Ramadan

In the month of Ramadan, fasting is kept for about 30 days. Fasting continues till the evening after eating in the morning. Then, breaking the fast after sunset with their friends, and neighbours, the evening Maghrib prayers are offered in unison.

Ramadan 27th Night

Thus during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims try to pray as much as possible five times a day. The last ten days of blessed Ramadan are most sacred to Muslims, and the 27th night is of specific importance. They are known as the ‘Night of Power.

So it was on this night that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) received a fast revelation and many Muslims around the world spent this night praying and reciting the Quran.

Eid-Ul-Fitr 2023

Ramadan is expected to last 30 days in 2023, if it does, Eid al-Fitr may fall on 21 April 2023. It is the end of the holy month of Ramadan when friends greet each other, are given gifts, put on new clothes and visit the graves of relatives. Muslims are in new clothes and gather for prayers at the ‘Eid-Gah‘ for thanks. Besides, in the holy month, those who are financially strong help the poor as Fitr.

Ramadan (Eid) Delicious Dishes:

The Ramadan month ends with a heartfelt celebration called Eid-Ul Fitr. They make delicious dishes on this occasion, sharing them with their neighbours and friends and trying to maintain a sweet bond with them throughout the year.

Ramadan Delicoios-food
Ramadan Delicoios-food

Iftar Dua

The dua that is recited during the Iftar time is – “Zahabadh-dhama’u wabtallatil-‘urooqu, wa thabatal-ajru inshaa-Allaahu”.

Conclusion

Finally, the holy month of Ramadan is a great time to learn, practice and generosity. The month of Ramadan helps Muslims remember the state of the helpless and the less fortunate, and their blessings in this holy month help the weak, and the less fortunate, become somewhat dignified.

Ramadan was established for all Muslims in the world to enable humankind to better themselves through their rituals, draw closer to God, and make the world a better place.

FAQs
On which date will Ramadan fall in 2023 in India?

According to the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan 2023 is likely to fall on 21 April 2023.

In which month Ramadan is celebrated according to the Islamic lunar calendar?

Ramadan is the ninth holy month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Which Dua is recited in Iftar time?

The recited dua is – “Zahabadh-dhama’u wabtallatil-‘urooqu, wa thabatal-ajru inshaa-Allaahu”.