Ramadan 2024: Things You Should Know and its Fasting Rules

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Ramadan 2024: Things You Should Know and its Fasting Rules

In the Islamic religion, the Month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar devoted to intense fasting and holiness.

It is believed that this month, the Holy Quran descended from heaven to earth and that Prophet Mohammed received the first revelation of the Quran.

The month of Ramadan is the holiest in the Islamic calendar. It is accompanied by fasting, prayer, arm-giving, faith, and pilgrimage. It precedes the Eid al-Fitr celebration.

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For Ramadan 2024, there are many things you ought to know about this Islamic global fasting period and the rules that all Islamists are expected to obey to keep up with the spirit of the Islamic religious month.

Things You Should Know about Ramadan 2024

These are the things you should know concerning the holy month of Ramadan.

  • The Ramadan 2024 will start on March 11, 2024, towards the evening.
  • It ends on April 9, 2024, at sunset.
  • The Ramadan Timing is decided by a crescent-shaped moon sighting in Saudi Arabia.
  • All Muslims fast during this period and only break the fast with their families and friends.
  • A three-day festival called Eid al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
  • During Ramadan, all Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset every day.
  • All abusive and immoral behaviours and thoughts shown by a Muslim are considered a violation of the Holy month.

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Ramadan 2024 Fasting Rules

Here are the rules for the Ramadan 2024:

  • Muslims all over the world must fast from dawn to sunset every day
  • They must ensure that they eat their first meal (Suhoor) in the morning before dawn when the fasting begins.
  • Drinking, eating, smoking, and sexual intercourse are strictly prohibited during the fasting
  • All abusive words and impure thoughts are prohibited
  • Making some special prayers and going to the mosque are important activities that must be performed each day
  • All Muslims who have reached the puberty stage or are above and are healthy are expected to fast.
  • Daily reading the Holy Quran is a must for all Muslims
  • All Muslims must be devoted to charity and helping the less privileged during Ramadan 2024
  • All Muslims are expected to decorate their home, workplaces, and other places during Ramadan.
  • The Elderly, sick, Travellers and pregnant women must be exempted from the fasting.
  • At Sunset each day, all Muslims must eat the “Iftar” to break the fast.
  • The Fast must be broken daily by taking the “Iftar” with your families and friends.
  • All Muslims can continue with their social life after the fast is broken.

The Month of Ramadan is a month in which the practice of self-restraint, self-reflection, and gratitude is evident in the lives of every Muslim.

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