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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year - It is a very special month, because during this month the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) received his first message from God.

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RAMADAN Course work Maaz Awais Turk Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year. It is a very special month, because during this month the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) received his first message from God. All Muslim months are based on a lunar calendar. Ramadan or saum therefore falls eleven days earlier every year. Some times Ramadan can be a real challenge when it comes in blistering summer and because of the heat it is a real challenge to faith and devotion. Any Muslim who is capable of fasting should do so. There are a number of people who are excused fasting. Many Muslims are excused if they suffer real hardship. ...read more.

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People get enormously excited at the start of the fast as they await the announcement of the new moon being sighted. In many countries the start of the Ramadan is announced on the radio. Taken from the Quran, all Muslims fast for two main reasons, the first reason why Muslims fast is that Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam commanded by Allah in the Quran. The second reason is that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) himself set them the example of fasting. Muslims gain lots of benefits from fasting. On the 27th of Ramadan which is also called the night of power because that was the day when the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) had his first revelation and Muslims pray and cry for the forgiveness of their sins, sometimes sweets are distributed as a blessed ...read more.

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People decorate their houses, send Eid cards, buy and wrap gifts, wear their best clothes and prepare special meals for the festival, no alcohol is used as it is prohibited in Islam. Males attend mosque in the morning for special Eid prayers, while the females prepare breakfast in the houses, after the prayers the parties begin, friends and families go to each others houses and get together, mostly they have meals together, gifts are exchanged within the families and friends, many times money is given to the children, Muslims thank God for this day and for giving them strength to keep the fast and because it is a rewarding day people often give clothes, food and money to the poor as well as zakah, which is an obligatory poor tax, and zakah is very important as it is described in the Quran several times as well. ...read more.

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