Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ramandan.

So this post is about Ramadan. I was searching a new topic to talk about and a friend recommends it to me. So I decide to write about it.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which lasts 29 or 30 days. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and intimacy with their partners during daylight hours and is intended to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. Muslims fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله, Trans: Allah) and to offer more prayer than usual. Compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards by about eleven days each year depending on the moon; thus, a person will have fasted every day of the calendar year in 34 years' time. Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind, being the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

This year Ramadan began on August first.

Many people don’t might understand Ramadan, but this special holiday for Muslim that is about, sacrifice and dedicate this month to praying and specialty about spirituality. That is the main reason, at least in my opinion.  I think this is a holiday to try to connect more with God, not only about doing the sacrifice just because, I think is deeper than that. Also this holiday is about charity, Charity is very important in Islam, and even more so during Ramadan.

I sincerely respect and admired the people who are willing to do this every year, not only for sacrifice but for spirituality.  

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