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One thing about me is, I love studying all of the different cultures throughout time and today we are talking about Ramadan. Today we are going to see 45 Ramadan Facts.
Firstly we talk about: What is Ramadan? Since the beginning of time, people have celebrated it in many different ways for many different reasons and that is why today on The Factsone, we are going to talk about Ramadan.
So, here are 45 Interesting Ramadan Facts:
- Ramadan is recognized as the month in which the Prophet Muhammad got the first of the disclosures that make up the Quran.
- Ramadan is also known as the “month of the Quran.”
- Sawm (Fasting during the month of Ramadan) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The other are Salat (Prayer), Shahada (An Affirmation that there is no deity other than God and Prophet Muhammad), Zakat (giving to charity), and Hajj (a journey to Mecca once during lifetime).
- “Ramadan” comes from the Arabic root word “Ar-ramad” or “Ramida”, which means dryness or scorching heat. This is Because Ramadan commonly happens in summer.
- Ramadan depends on the lunar calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar, the occasion begins 11–12 days earlier than it did the last year.
- Islam uses a purely lunar calendar of twelve months. What did that mean? This means the start of each month is determined by the timing of the New moon. Just like Ramadan month is started by seeing a new moon.
- It takes around 33 Islamic years for Ramadan to come back to a similar day according to the Gregorian schedule.
- Muslims who live in places with polar nights or midnight sun follow the daylight according to Mecca.
- In order to declare the start of Ramadan, Countries with the majority of the Muslim population, for example, Saudi Arabia, depending upon the moon sighters. At the point when these moon sighters see a hilal (crescent moon) after that Ramadan can begin.
- Muslim scholars need to accurately distinguish the start of Ramadan by sighting the hilal which led them to study astronomy.
- After Ramadan is finished, Muslims have a three-day festivity called Eid al-Fitr, or “celebration of the breaking of the fast,”. In these people ea together, enjoy with there loved ones, and exchange gifts.
- During Ramadan, charities, and organization reports higher levels of activities like the donation.
- Many family members promise not to tell any lies, not to gossip, and not to be greedy during the Ramadan Month
- In Ramadan, the Muslim community does fasting during the “daylight hours”. Which means they can’t eat or drink during sunlight hours.
- The Fast in the Ramadan is started with a dua (prayer) of niyah (intention).
- Fasting during Ramadan happens from sunrise, until sunsets. before the first sun rays, Muslims eat a pre-fast meal called “Sahur.” At sunset, they break the fast with a meal called “Iftar.”
- Out of the 7 billion individuals on the planet, 22% (1.6 billion) people do fast during Ramadan.
- All adults are required to do fast during Ramadan. Except those who are older, ill, diabetic, chronically ill, traveling, pregnant, breastfeeding, or menstruating.
- Researchers observe an increase in diabetes cases and weight gain because of overeating once the sun goes down.
- Kids are not required to fast during Ramadan until they arrive at adolescence.
- If someone is unable to do fast during Ramadan because of medical reasons, he or she can continue the fast, when recovered.
- If someone intentionally breaks their fast or doesn’t do fast during Ramadan for no legit explanation, they are required to cover up the missed day later.
- In a condition, if an individual dies during Ramadan month and hasn’t finished their fast, whoever is responsible for their undertakings is required to proceed with the fast on behalf of them, after they’ve finished their own fast.
- If somebody has sex during Ramadan, they should fast continuously for 60 additional days or feed 60 poor people.
- Muslims usually break there fast by eating date and it is followed by juice.
- While Ramadan means fasting for a month, but the demand for food increases this month.
- Females of Muslim families spend twice as long as cooking during Ramadan than during the rest of the year.
- After Iftar (the meal after sunset), people enjoy with there love ones.
- During this time of Ramadan, the productivity of laborers decreases by 35–50 percent because of both shorter working hours and less efficiency.
- Sexual relations, smoking, alcohol, and anything indecent are also not allowed during Ramadan.
- Muslims are also not permitted to Chew gum during Ramadan.
- Since drinking water is not allowed while fasting during Ramadan, dehydration related diseases also increase.
- In various Muslim nations, restaurants, and cafes stay open during Ramadan, posting a sign that only non-Muslim people will be served food.
- In many Muslim-majority countries, during Ramadan, accidents increase due to rapid drowsiness and lack of concentration in traffic.
- Thousands of people from the Gulf Area are hospitalized every year during Ramadan due to fasting-related diseases, such as indigestion, peptic ulcer disease, and gastroenteritis.
- If done properly, fasting during Ramadan can release endorphins that improve mental well-being. It can also help detoxify the body.
- Around the world, many Muslims often break their Ramadan fast with the homeless, which has been described as “feeding it further”.
- In 1805, US President Thomas Jefferson held the first White House dinner with a Muslim, Sidi Soliman Melimelin, a Muslim. Jefferson. He adjusted the mealtime for Ramadan to be “fine at sunset”.
- The White House Iftar dinner is a tradition in which dinner is hosted in the white house by the president and first lady. It was started in 1996.
- Breaking a 20-year tradition, President Donald Trump did not host an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan in 2017.
- Fasting precedes Islam. Avoidance of food and drink is mentioned in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, both of which were born to Muhammad (who was born in 570 CE).
- The Fanous is a type of light or lantern that is traditionally used during Ramadan. It represents hope and “light in the darkness”.
- “Ramadan” is a favorite name among Muslim boys.
- People often use “Ramadan Kareem”, which means “may Ramadan be generous to you”.
- If a non-Muslim is found during Ramadan, the appropriate greeting is “Ramadan Mubarak”, which means “A blessed Ramadan.”
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