Traditions Followed during Ramadan

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

Ramadan is considered to be one of the auspicious occasions by Muslims. The word Ramadan is derived from an Arabic word Ramida or Ar-ramida, which means sweltering heat. Let’s take a look at some of the important traditions followed during Ramadan. Image source: www.fotolia.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed as the fasting month by Muslims all over the world. Image source: dreamstime.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslim devotees consume food only twice a day, one before sunrise and the other after sunset. The meal before the sunset is called Suhoor and the meal after the sunset is called Iftaar. Image source: content.time.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

Ramadan is celebrated in remembrance of Allah. Fasting during Ramadan is a way of showing devotion to Allah. Image source: fortheloveofislam12.blogspot.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims begin and end their days with prayers. Ramadan instills a sense of discipline in people, as they follow the rules of fasting and refrain from all the bad habits. Apart from the regular Prayers, a special prayer called Tarawih is recited at night. Image source: seemiraclesofislam.blogspot.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

Delicious food is cooked for Iftaar during Ramadan. Muslims break their fast with dates, and after that, they can have anything and everything. Image source: www.bigbrand.pk

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

Charity is considered an important part of Ramadan and is done during Ramadan. Zakat (Charity) is the obligatory amount to be donated, while Sadaqah is an amount given above Zakat. Muslims consider Ramadan to be the best time for donations. Image source: zamzamacademy.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims also make sure that they read their holy book, Quran. The entire Quran is completed during this month. Image source: islamicface.blogspot.com

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Traditions Followed during Ramadan

The fasting month is brought to an end by the sight of the Moon, and the following day is celebrated as Eid. Image source: dreamstime.com

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