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5 Ramadan and Eid al-Fitri Facts

Here are facts about Ramadan and Eidul Fitri. Ramadan is the month where Muslims fast, while Eidul Fitri is the celebration for completing the fast. It is a celebration and the best month for people to do more good deeds. This is because it is believed that the month is when every rewards or sins are multiplied with every actions.

5. What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar where Muslims worldwide are supposed to fast from dawn to dusk. It is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam.

The Ramadan month can either be 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the crescent moon which is checked during the dusk of the 29th. This is to determine whether it is going to be a 29 day Ramadan or a 30 day Ramadan. Because of this, different countries may end their month either earlier or later than the rest of the world.

Ramadan is technically a month of restraint and for cleansing the soul. Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims. There are exceptions such as those suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding and women on their period. Fasting consists of refraining from eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations during the time period of dawn to sunset.

There’s also the extra enforcement for refraining from doing anything sinful such as gossiping, slandering, lying, lust, being angry and any sorts of violence which could actually negate every good deed they have done.

Other than refraining ones self from sin, it is also a month to increase their good deeds and seek forgiveness from not just Allah but from everyone as well. This is because the month of Ramadan is said to be the month where any good deeds would be rewarded more compared to any other months of the year.