Frequently Asked Questions on Ramadan...

Frequently Asked Questions on Ramadan - General

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Islam

Dallas, TX

#1 Jun 24, 2008
Frequently Asked Questions on Ramadan - General
Q: What is Ramadan?
A: Ramadan is the name of the nineth Islamic lunar month. It is the month Allah (The one God), ordered the Muslims to fast since it was the month He revelaed the Qur'an (the Muslims' holy scripture) to Muhammad (the final Prophet of Allah). Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and intimate relations with their spouse during the daylight hours of the blessed month. It is a time for Muslims to contemplate on their belief and increase their faith by actively increasing in worship, prayer and receiting the Qur'an. It is an opportunity for spiritual as well as physical purification.
Q: Do Muslims not eat and drink for a whole month?
A: No. Muslims are ordered to abstain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from the break of dawn until sunset throughout the whole month. That means, that after sunset until the break of dawn of the following day, Muslims may eat and drink as they please. Many Muslims take this opportunity to invite friends and family over to share in the spirit of Ramadan
Q: What do Muslims do during Ramadan?
A: Muslims usually wake before dawn to take a small meal called "suhoor". They abstain from eating, drinking and sensual pleasures during the daylight hours of the blessed month. Muslims exert more effort in worship, praying, contemplating, helping others, giving charity, reciting the Quran (the holy book of the Muslims); many Muslims endeavour to complete the Qur'an's recitation at least once during the month. At sunset, Muslims break their fast, usually with a big meal with family and friends. Many Muslims also attend the mosque at night, to engage in special night prayers called "taraweeh".
Q: Is Ramadan a Prophet of Islam?
A: No, Ramadan is not a Prophet of Islam. Ramadan is simply the name of the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calender. It happens to be the month that Allah (the One God) revealed the Qur'an, to Muhammad (the final Prophet of Allah). Islam believes and honours all the Prophets of the past as servants and Messengers of Allah, including Noah (Nooh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Moses (Musa) and Jesus ('Isa) May Allah send His peace upon them all. Muslims believe that Muhammad is the final Messenger of Allah, that the previous Messengers prophesised about. He preached the same message as those before him: "Worship Allah (the one God) alone, you have no god besides Him".
Q: Do children, sick and old people need to fast?
A: Fasting is only obligated on Muslims who have reached puberty, are sane and are healthy. So children who have not reached puberty are exempt, but are encouraged to fast some days, or a portion of a day, to train them for when they are obliged to fast. The temporarily sick who have a sickness that may extend a few days, where fasting may serverly affect them or prolong their recovery are not obliged to fast but must make up the days after Ramadan. The chronically ill and elderly, for example those with diabetes, are not obliged to fast, but should feed a needy or poor person for each day they miss.
Q: How did the fast during Ramadan become obligatory for Muslims?
A: The revelations from God to the Prophet Muhammad that would eventually be compiled as the Quran began during Ramadan in the year 610, but the fast of Ramadan did not become a religious obligation for Muslims until the year 624. The obligation to fast is explained in the second chapter of the Quran: "O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint... Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting..." (Chapter 2, verses 183 and 185
ALI

Australia

#2 Jun 24, 2008
111 - The Koran — The Flame...

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[111.1] Perdition overtake both hands of Abu Lahab, and he will perish.
[111.2] His wealth and what he earns will not avail him.
[111.3] He shall soon burn in fire that flames,
[111.4] And his wife, the bearer of fuel,
[111.5] Upon her neck a halter of strongly twisted rope.
ALI

Australia

#3 Jun 24, 2008
108 - The Koran — The Abundance of Good...

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[108.1] Surely We have given you Kausar,
[108.2] Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice.
[108.3] Surely your enemy is the one who shall be without posterity,
ALI

Australia

#4 Jun 26, 2008
102 - The Koran — Vying in Abundance...

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[102.1] Abundance diverts you,
[102.2] Until you come to the graves.
[102.3] Nay! you shall soon know,
[102.4] Nay! Nay! you shall soon know.
[102.5] Nay! if you had known with a certain knowledge,
[102.6] You should most certainly have seen the hell;
[102.7] Then you shall most certainly see it with the eye of certainty;
[102.8] Then on that day you shall most certainly be questioned about the boons.
ALI

Australia

#7 Jul 21, 2008
17.48] See what they liken you to! So they have gone astray and cannot find the way.
ian banner

UK

#8 Jul 21, 2008
ALI wrote:
17.48] See what they liken you to! So they have gone astray and cannot find the way.
Quran is crap what is Islam.GOD BLESS ISRAEL.
A-L-I

Australia

#9 Sep 13, 2008
koran - [57.1] Whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares the glory of Allah, and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
A-L-I

Australia

#10 Sep 21, 2008
('.') <--------- whats this look like

Is there such thing as an easter bunny? you xians make up stories as you go lol
aLi

Australia

#11 Sep 26, 2008
† <--------- whats this look like

nope its not the cross lol, its the letter T
Fact

Jaipur, India

#12 May 19, 2009
Muslims beleive that ramadan days are more auspicious than other days which can't be justified as every day is God's creation and God doesn't discriminate. This is what Guru Granth Sahib Ji says about belief in omens and days:

"The omens and days all come and go.
But the word of the guru`s shabad is eternal and unchanging.
Through it, one merges in the true lord.
The days are auspicious, when one is imbued with truth."
(SGGS p842)

"Concern with these omens and days leads only to duality.
Only idiots and fools worry about these omens and days."
(SGGS p843)

“The brahmins observe twenty-four fasts during the year, and the muslims fast during the month of Ramadaan.
The Muslims set aside eleven months, and claim that the treasure is only in the one month.”
(SGGS p1349)
sheesh

Arlington, VA

#13 Aug 17, 2010
what in the world is your peoples peoblem r u on drugs or something if u dont have something ppl want to listen to why dont u just leve jeez
Punisher

Tuckahoe, NY

#14 Aug 17, 2010
most asked Question. "cant you at least chew gum.?"
abdullah

Nigeria

#16 Apr 29, 2013
c u mr isreal, men are talking brothers of pigs and swine is also talking. av u ever in history heard of ppl dat turned monkeys? dis is to show u how worthless u people are. ingrate bitch!

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