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. 

 …Ratikanta Singh