With the sighting of the moon in the sky along with the twinkling of stars would mark the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadam and every Muslim around the globe would be thankful to Almighty God Allah Rabbul Izzat for giving us a chance to be a part of this jubilation.
The sight of the moon marks the end of the month of Shabaan and starting of the Ramadan. The month has special benefits, rewards, honour and blessings of God because every good deeds done in this month results in double benefits than in other Islamic months. The month has special boon for the Muslim because Allah's blessings and mercy is showered at every second in this month. The month is categorically divided into three segments or parts, each segment compromising of ten days the last segment has either ten or nine days depending upon the sight of the moon. These three segments have been referred by specific names such as Rahamat, Magfehrat, Jahanaam Se Najat.
Another important feature of this month is the Roza or the fast which is kept from Dawn to Dusk. A person remains food-less, waterless for whole day and realizes how the poor people manages to live in such situation. Fast makes him tolerant and he begins to tolerate all things be it food or any thing else. Fast is kept and opened at selected time depending upon the time of specific regions. At night there is a special prayer known as Taraveeh in which the recitation of Holy Quran is done by a special Maulvi known as Hafiz who recites it daily and all 30 chapters are completed before the completion of this month. One night which falls approximately on the last segment and at odd number of Ramadam is known as Lailatul Qadr it is said that it is much better than thousand nights any one who get it is said to be lucky icon and he clears his sins and bad deeds done in his or her life. An important feature of Ramadan is Zakat. Every wealthy Muslim must give 2.5% of his share to the poor and needy people from his left over money or treasure, The needy people may be his relatives, servants, neighbours members of society or any other Muslim. The holy month is commenced by the sighting ot he moon which marks the end of Ramadan and celebration of Eid next day.
People gives Fitr, alums, money in the form of charity to the poor and needy people.Every Duwa or prayer done in the month of Ramadan is absolutely fulfilled by Almighty God there are many Angels in the sky who just move and ask to find out is there any person who needs any thing or want to fulfill his or her desires. We pray to Allah and give millions and billions of thanks for giving us the opportunity to be the part of this holy month and to safe guard the integrity and unity of our nation, and to make our nation more progressive and developed in the international arena.
Mr. Liyakat Shah M.A. B.ED
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