Hey everyone! Today is the 20th of Ramadan and is now the last 10 days of the holy month. Ramadan has flown by so quickly this year, I don’t know where all the days went. This post is a collab with hiddenzzz from hiddenzzzblog. I just discovered her blog recently and she is so nice so check out her blog here. Also, check her part of the collab of 3 things she loves about Ramadan here. Alright, yallah let’s get onto this collab post.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. During this very holy month, Muslims give their devotion to Allah (God) and are required to submit to Allah through fasting. Muslims don’t eat or drink from dawn to sunset. Before they fast, they have a meal in the early morning before dawn called Suhoor and when they break their fast they have a meal called Iftar. We are required to stop eating before Fajr (the first prayer of the day). After we break our fast we are supposed to pray the last prayer of the day called Isha. AFter Isha we are required to pray the Taraweeh prayer but its only during Ramadan and is not obligatory but is Sunnah to do so. Taraweeh is usually performed at the Mosque but due to coronavirus, it can be done at home. We can fast in Muharram (the first month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar) but fasting is more important in Ramadan as it allows us Muslims to come closer to Allah and devote our faith to Him. Ramadan is also a time for prayer, spiritual reflection, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. We are now entering the last 10 days of Ramadan and is beloved that on one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan Laylatul Qadr (The Night Of Power) will come. Laylatul Qadr is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic Calendar and on this night the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) .
EID AL FITR
Eid is one of my favourite things when it comes to Ramadan. Eid Al Fitr is a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid Al Fitr begins with the first sighting of a new moon at the beginning of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic Calendar. In Arabic, Eid Al Fitr means “the feast of the breaking of the fast”. In my family on the first day of Eid we go to the eid prayer at the mosque and then we have a huge feast. After that, we would then exchange our presents or money and then we get our own presents.
There are so many amazing treats at Iftar every night and I love them so much. All of my favourite foods and desserts are on the table such as Mahalabiya (Arabic Rice Pudding) and Halloumi (Cheese). Iftar is one of my favourite parts of the day in Ramadan.
Everything is awake at night. From malls to shops to restaurants. Everything lights up and all the crowds are full of energy. Its so fun to stay up with siblings! love the Ramadan nights because they are so enjoyable.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT HIDDENZZ’S BLOG WITH HER PART OF THE COLLAB OF 3 THINGS SHE LOVES ABOUT RAMADAN. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RAMADAN? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU IN THE COMMENTS AND IN THE FEEDBACK FORM. THANKS FOR READING THIS POST. SIGNING OFF FOR TODAY
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