The month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the lunar calendar, and it is one of the most distinguished months for Muslims because Allah chose it and revealed the Noble Qur’an during this month. Muslims practice the greatest and most beloved act of worship to Allah by fasting 30 days consecutively.
Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam where Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and committing a number of prohibitions from dawn until sunset. This holy month begins upon sighting of the new moon, either by witnessing the crescent on the 29th of Sha’ban (the month preceding Ramadan), or in the event that it is not apparent, the first day of Ramadan is automatically determined after the 30th day of Sha’ban.
The month of Ramadan lasts 29-30 days. Once it is over, we reach the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, the Celebration of Breaking the Fast. This is a day of feast and reward from Allah for those who fasted, praised, and worshiped Allah the best way possible by following the Sunnah of His Messenger.
Muslims hope to be counted amongst the ranks of the righteous and patient worshippers of this blessed month who continuously remembered Allah by performing good deeds sincerely, aiding, feeding, and giving charity to others while eating and drinking in moderation themselves. The end of fasting is marked by paying Zakat-ul-Fitr (alms to feed the poor) and praying the prayer of Eid-al-Fitr.