Being one of the obligatory Five Pillars of Islam to Muslims, Ramadan is a spiritual month of fasting, purity and worship; a month in which Muslims all over the world unite to fast and adjoin in prayer.
This particular month marks the month in which the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Holy Prophet PBUH, as a guidance for all Believers. The month is a month in which discipline and restraint, humility, patience, and repentance are practiced. It is a core time for giving to those in need, by way of providing donations and voluntary support.
Ramadan is also known as the month of fasting. Those who are fasting are to refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until dusk. Along with the fasting from nourishment, fasting includes abstaining from any ill-natured acts such as bad language, bad intention, impure thoughts and so on.
Ramadan is also a month of charity and giving. The reward for a good deed is multiplied by 70.
As such, Muslims are encouraged to reap the blessings offered to them by engaging in good deeds throughout the entire month and what better way to secure a good deed than by giving in the way of charity.
Ramadan is a time when one exercises discipline while educating themselves on their religion, cleansing the soul and focusing their attention on their Creator. It is a spiritual month of pure selflessness.