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Countdown to Ramdan 2024

Countdown to Ramadan 2024

"Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and spend (in charity) out of the (substance) whereof He has made you heirs. For, those of you who believe and spend (in charity), for them is a great Reward."

Qur’an 57:7

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and considered to be a holy month designed for fasting, spiritual reflection and worship for Muslim. For approximately 30 days, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food, drink and impure thoughts leading up to Eid- Al Fitr, the final celebration. The pre-dawn meal usually consists of milk and dates, both considered fast-breaking foods.

At the time of sunset, Iftar, Muslims mark the end of the fast by sharing a meal with family and friends and then gathering for evening prayers, Tarawih, at the mosque. This important practice is an additional night prayer after the communal evening prayers.

The last ten days of Ramadan are particularly important and some will increase their nightly prayers. On the evening of the 27th day of Ramadan, Muslims observe Laylat al-Qadr, or "Night of Power." This special night is believed to be when the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) first received the Holy Qur'an.

Ramadan is expected to commence on March 11 and conclude on April 9, on confirmation of the sighting of the new moon.

The Five Pillars of Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam are the five core practices that all Muslims should follow. They are:

Shahadah: the reciting and profession of the Islamic faith.

Salah: five daily prayers and performing ritual cleansing or wudu.

Zakat: giving to charity based on one’s wealth to help those less fortunate. Donations during Ramadan often hold much greater reward for the donor.

Sawm: the process of fasting during the month of Ramadan. There are exceptions as to who can take part in fasting, but it is expected if you are of good health and sound mind.

Hajj: the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every able-bodied Muslim must do at least once in their lifetime.

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