Ramadan/Eid

By Matthew.Papagianopoulos and Jack.Bray

Why do people participate in ramadan?

There are over 1 billion followers of the Islamic faith. Ramadan is moveable feast as it is based on the Lunar Cycle. It's kept during the 9th month of the Muslim calender. Muslims celebrate the time when their holy book, the Quar'an, was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad 9th month over one thousand four hundred years ago in Mecca. Each day during Ramadan , Muslims aged twelve and older , practice fasting from sunrise to sunset .

What is the history of Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. The term Ramadan literally means scorching in Arabic. It finished as a Holy Month for Muslims after the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE on the occasion known as Laylat al-Qadr , frequently translated to "The night of power" .Ramadan is a holy month. The month lasts 29 - 30 days , based on Visual sightings .

What do people do during Ramadan?

Muslims do not eat , other things and drink during daylight hours. It's because fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, the five pillars are:
  • Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith.
  • Salat: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day.
  • Zakat: paying an alms tax to benefit the poor and the needy.
  • Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan.
  • Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • How is Ramadan clebrated in Australia?

    Hilal (the Crescent) is typically a day ( or more) after the new moon. Since the new moon marks the beginning of the new month,Muslims can usually safely estimate the beginning of Ramadan. To many Muslims. (Ramadan is also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan.) It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving for Muslims in Australia.The first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran) were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (also written as Mohammad or Muhammed) during the last third of Ramadan, making this an especially holy period.

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