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Know The Answers To Some of The Questions About Ramadan!

When is ramadan 2017 uk ?

Ramadan 2017 will begin in the evening of
Friday, 26 May
and ends in the evening of
Saturday, 24 June
Dates may vary.

Eid al-Adha 2017 in India will begin in the evening of

Friday, 1 September
and ends in the evening of
Saturday, 2 September

A number of Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan by fasting dawn to dusk and having feasts at night. Different countries declare the start of the holy month of Ramadan a day or two apart because of a methodology based on moon-sighting.

Here are answers to some of the questions you might have about this holy month of Ramadan:

Why do Muslims all over the world fast during Eid Ul Adha 2017?

The fast during Ramadan is meant for bringing the devoted closer to God and also to remind people of the suffering of poor and less fortunate ones. It is the time to detach oneself from all kinds of pleasures and to concentrate on one’s inner self.  It is a way to purify physically as well spiritually from various ill habits including smoking or taking caffeine. Often Muslims all over the world donate during the month of Ramadan to various charities and organisations. Many Muslims devote most of their time at mosques and utilise their time reciting Quran.

During the month of Eid Ul Adha 2017, fasting is considered to be one of the five pillars of the Islam.

How does fasting work?

During the month of Ramadan, the Muslims refrain themselves from drinking or eating from sunrise till sunset. They are also encouraged to avoid bad habits such as doing arguments or gossiping. The Muslims have a meal, known as ‘suhoor’ before the sunrise.

How the fast is broken?

Traditionally, Muslims break the fast with a sip of water and some dates at dusk just like the Prophet Muhammad did 1400 years back. After the prayers of the sunset, Muslims share a big feast, known as ‘Iftar’ with family and friends.

Mosques and various organisations also arrange tents and tables for the general public in order to have Iftar meals for free.

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