When in the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar
The thin slice of the crescent moon appears in the sky
That’s visible only for a few seconds to the naked eye
Yes, it is declared to observe “Ramadan” the holiest month
For all the Muslims of this world everywhere.
Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community get together
Also to commemorate the first revelation of Quran to Muhammad
Ramadan is a time to fast for the sake of God
This is one of the five pillars of Islam to be carried out for the entire month
Muslims do fasting ‘sawm’ means abstinence with discipline and patience
It refrains from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations
Also says no to all immoral vices, sinful speech, behaviour from sunrise to sunset
This helps to gain self-control and inner strength that a person needs the most.
Compulsory fasting in Ramadan is also to get spiritual benefits through introspecting
It is very much useful time to realize God
And also to know all type of poor and needy people that are in our surroundings
Ramadan encourages compassion, care and charity
Certainly helps to be good human beings and to be dutiful with clarity.
Ramadan helps purification of body and mind and develops good human behavior
The extra prayer offered during Ramadan is for tranquility of heart and mind
Very much to make a man good human being and a man very superior.
Iftar Party after sunset is certainly a get together
It is to break the fast and enjoy with rich, poor, needy and others to eat and respect together.
The Dates and other type of foods eaten during fasting period
Helps to boost brain and makes people mentally strong
Ramadan very much helps to ditch any bad habits permanently
Even though, fasting may be cause for lower cholesterol and loss of weight
But helps cardio vascular health, reducing heart diseases and stroke.
This month helps to eat less food to feel full
Helps to detoxify the body and cleanses the mind and entire body in full.
Also Ramadan fasting helps improving metabolism
Makes body more efficient
And helps better body functioning to absorb more nutrients.
Ramadan is blessings for spirituality
Also a source of new habits and energy
It gears up to lead a better life
A disciplined, fulfilled and great life
It’s a process of cleansing, rejuvenating and rededicating
To follow the religious path with cooperation and helping the needy
Ultimately to live and allow others to live in dignity.