Muslims have been living a life where they show complete submission to Allah. They follow Islam religion which is probably the 2nd largest religion in the world. Talking about Muslims, they are basically monotheistic in nature. They observe various religious events and Ramadan is one of them. If we specifically talk about the Ramadan celebration, millions of Muslims across the world observe this event. Muslims observe this religious event in the month of April and this is also known as Ramazan, Ramadhan, and Ramzan. As per the Islamic calendar, they celebrate this event in the ninth month. Muslims also consider this month as the month of prayer, the month of fasting, and the month of reflection. This is, undoubtedly, one of the significant religious events that commemorate the first revelation of Muhammad.
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Significance Of Ramadan Celebration
Talking about the significance of the Ramadan celebration, this is considered one of the ‘Five Pillars of Islam’. There are some basic facts in the ecosystem of Islam that are called the ‘Five Pillars of Islam’. These acts are considered the basic foundation of Muslim lives. Following these acts are mandatory and this is why the Ramadan celebration is a very remarkable religious event. If we talk about the duration of this religious event, it lasts for thirty days. All adult Muslims across the globe fast from sunrise to sunset. This is mandatory for all Muslims in the world. However, Muslims who are chronically ill, diabetic, menstruating, breastfeeding, elderly and traveling will not have to compulsorily follow this rule.
Muslims who are living in the regions with a polar night or midnight sun can abide by the Mecca timetable. The meal that Muslims take at predawn is called Suhur. On the other side, they call the nightly feast Iftar. During this event, Muslims do not consume tobacco products. Apart from this, they do not indulge themselves in sinful behavior and sexual relations.
Foods That Muslims Eat During Ramadan Celebration
The type of foods that Muslim people eat during the Ramadan celebration depends upon the regions where they are living. Generally, Muslims across the globe break their fasting by eating dates. They are actually following the rich and holy tradition of Prophet Muhammad. Dates are rich in nutrients and sugar and therefore, it gives them a lot of energy. Drinking water is very important. Muslims do not drink water during fasting. Therefore, after the sunset, they drink a lot of water. If we talk about Indian Muslim communities, they eat desserts, fried food. However, over the course of time, Muslims in India have become highly health-conscious. Therefore, they eat bananas, eggs and oats during Ramadan instead of eating those fried foods. Some people also face difficulties after following long fasting.
Important Things To Know
When it comes to Ramadan celebration, you should know the following things:
- Fasting Happens During Daytime: Ramadan celebration begins with Hilal which means ‘new moon’. Muslims generally follow the lunar calendar and as per the lunar calendar, Ramadan occurs in the ninth month. But, the cycle of the lunar calendar basically moves backward and therefore, every year, Ramadan falls earlier. However, Ramadan basically occurs during the summer days. Fasting throughout the day becomes very difficult during this time. Muslims fast almost 17 hours every day during Ramadan. This is why they give preference to salads when it comes to breaking the fasting. Salads are rich in vegetables and fruits that actually replenish their body with water. Tomatoes and cucumbers are the main ingredients of the salads. Apart from this, they also eat dates as it is a tradition.
- Two Main Meals During Ramadan: During the Ramadan celebration, Muslims generally have two meals- one is served at pre-dawn and another is served at the sunset. Talking about the meal that they eat at the pre-dawn consists of foods such as eggs, berries, dates and oatmeal. These foods deliver the energy that they need throughout the time of fasting. Cheese, chickpeas and almonds are some other fruits that they eat during Ramadan.
- Go For Hunger-Bursting Drinks: During the Ramadan celebration, Muslims go with hunger-bursting drinks. These drinks consist of antioxidants, protein and fibers. In the Middle East, Muslims drink Khoshaf and Jallab. Jallab is made from rosewater, carob and dates and on the other side, Khoshaf is made from raisins, dates, figs, plums and apricots.
There is a three-day celebration that basically indicates the end of Ramadan. It is called Eid al-Fitr. Muslims celebrate Ramadan with friends and families. They prepare meals in large quantity and eat together.
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