Ramadan Kareem

Posted by cc576 at Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM |
Wishing our citizens a Happy Ramadan.

We would like to wish our citizens Ramadan Mubarak.

Ramadan is a month reserved by those who practise Islam. The auspicious month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, contemplation and celebration, involving praying, fasting and donating money to charity.

What does a day look like for Muslims during Ramadan?

During Ramadan, Muslims will eat an early morning meal before dawn, which is eaten before they start their fast for the day. This is known as suhoor or sehri.

After a full day of fasting (this includes no water), Muslims will break their fast after sunset for the evening meal, called iftar or ftoor. Dates and water are typically eaten to break fast during this time of the day.

During Ramadan, Muslims are also encouraged to donate money to charity, known as zakat. By doing this, they are able to strengthen their relationship with God, and show kindness and patience. Muslims are also encouraged to complete extra acts of worship, including extra prayer and reading the Quran.

As well as praying five times a day, an additional prayer called Taraweeh is prayed at night, and is typically done at the mosque. This is only held during Ramadan.

This year, running from approximately the evening of Tuesday 13 April and ending on either Wednesday 12 May or Thursday 13 May, Muslims worldwide will be celebrating the month of Ramadan. At the end of the period of fasting, Muslims will then celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr.

Due to COVID-19, celebrations for Ramadan will look a little different this year and so, many will be getting together at a distance, or virtually.

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