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What Is Ramadan?

Posted by Jasmine Dayal on
crescent moon in the sky above the top of a palm tree

What Is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, Muslims start Ramadan by searching for the Ramadan moon (a slim crescent). 

What Counts As Fasting in Ramadan?

Fasting means that a person can't eat or drink anything from before sunrise until after sunset. They will also refrain from sexual activities, and, ideally, control their anger and avoid behavior that will compromise their fast (gossiping, lying, stealing, etc.). 

Why Is Ramadan Important?

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, devotion, and worship. It is a time for Muslims to reflect on their habits and improve them with the intention to get closer to God. This means that Muslims spend more time in prayer and increase their charitable giving.

How Can You Celebrate Ramadan?

It is a time of happiness! Muslims typically spend time together breaking their fast at sunset with their families and friends. They also pray together in longer evening prayers known as taraweeh prayers. Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with the holiday Eid al Fitr. 

Ramadan Mubarak from all of us at Mora Cosmetics!

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