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  • The Significance Of The Holy Month of Ramadan
  • The Significance Of The Holy Month of Ramadan

The Significance Of The Holy Month of Ramadan

Today is the first day of fasting, we welcome the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. As we know it can be a difficult month for many to get through, especially students who have to go through a normal school day without eating or drinking.

What is Ramadan?

For millions of Muslims, it means they will go without food and drink from sunrise to sunset.

It is a month of spirituality, reflection and consciousness.

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, five daily prayers, charity, and performing the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca if physically and financially able.

Ramadan is considered one of the holy months in the Islamic calendar. Kindness, forgiveness and charity are recommended and often pursued as good practice in faith. It is also a time to be more compassionate and show empathy to those who are in need.

When is Ramadan?

This year, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on Tuesday, April 13, and end at sundown on Thursday, May 13. The final evening of Ramadan consists of a celebration called Eid al-Fitr, when the traditional month-long fast is ended with a feast.

How is Ramadan observed?

Ramadan is a month of fasting; participating Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours during the 29 to 30 day observance. Muslims also commemorate Ramadan by reading the Koran, praying, and doing good deeds. Ramadan culminate sin a three-day festival called Eid-al-Fitr, which literally means "the feast of the breaking." This is a joyous event, marked by the preparation of elaborate meals and the exchange of gifts.

Although many are tired throughout the day due to the lack of food and drink, it is a great time for family and friends to gather and break their fast together.

Even though, the pandemic can make that people couldn't enjoy breaking their fast in the usually, however it is still a great time for families.

If students have the right accommodations and support from teachers and their peers, it can turn a challenging month into the most rewarding. If you’re still unsure about how to help practicing Muslim students, don’t hesitate to ask them privately what they need, and how you can support them.