The distinguishing feature of the chronology in Islam – using a special lunar calendar, as well as visually determining the start date of Ramadan for the appearance of the Crescent of the new moon. On this basis, and is determined by the annual shifting of holidays. Date of the onset of Holy Ramadan is determined by the Commission on the status of the moon, in the Renaissance, this holiday fell on the hot months.
One of the five requirements of Islam – fasting during this month. Fasting consists in abstinence from drinking, eating, performing marital duties and Smoking in daylight hours. That is to be abandoned during Ramadan, from everything that distracts a person from godliness. All bans are removed after dark, but still not recommended to indulge in excesses. Time need to spend in prayer and reading the Koran and other pious acts, including the distribution of alms to the poor.
The main purpose of the festival is to promote all the Muslims to piety, piety and doing good deeds. Post count only in case, if doing good deeds, you will refrain from bad habits and actions. From public Affairs that do not belong to the service of God, no entertainment, cheeky behavior, music and even loud conversations, all of that may distract the Muslim from thinking about the essence of its existence.
Fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan awakens the hearts of Muslims and promotes the remembrance of the Almighty. Libido and hunger while fasting remind you about Allah, which forbade the satisfaction of these needs. Fasting protects the eyes, ears, tongue, feet, hands and other organs from sins.
Post – the worship of Allah, the shield that protects every Muslim from the fires of Hell. Fasting, waiting two pleasures: the first is the joy of meeting with Allah and the second is the joy of breaking the fast. For other good deeds man is rewarded. Because Paradise has gates through which can pass only those who commit good deeds and fasting. Passed through the gates of Heaven are promised the opportunity to see Allah himself.
Advice 2: How is Ramadan
Muslims believe Ramadan is the month of redemption, mercy, and abstinence from carnal pleasures. As soon as the young serpik of the moon appears on the sky on the last day of Sha'ban, there comes a great post. Allah is watching at this time for believers and accomplishes its destiny.
On August 21, Muslims starts the Holy month of fasting Ramadan. This holiday was created in honor of the message to mankind of the Qur'an. This event lasts 30 days, during which time in the daytime it is forbidden to take food and liquid. This fasting is obligatory for all healthy adult Muslims. It can avoid sick people, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly, children, and travelers, the military and people engaged in heavy work.
When the sun goes down, the faithful can eat. Usually the meal begins with dates with milk, and then the feast continues with a variety of delicious dishes. Sometimes it lasts all night until the new dawn.
In different Muslim countries the beginning of the Holy month a little excellent from each other. This is because the feast is celebrated according to the lunar calendar and the position of the satellite is different in different parts of the world.
In Islam it is believed that fasting (especially in Ramadan) will help the Muslims to atone for their sins. In this religion there is no such clergy, which in the name of Allah may help the penitent. Therefore believers are compelled in the face of deity to atone for their sins. Ramadan is the month of mercy and self-sacrifice for Muslims.
Fasting in Ramadan begins with the ritual of "meeting" in this moment the faithful waiting when the skies seem young a month. The beginning of strict fasting is marked by drumming or cannon shot. At this point, the Muslims go to the mosque to pray.
Ramadan ends with the holiday of breaking the fast , called Eid al-Fitr. Most often it occurs at the end of September. Besides the ancient traditions, it is the Muslim Holy time, there are modern ceremony. For example, in some countries, people who cannot or do not want to fast, should donate a certain amount to the poor for each missed day of fasting.
In other Muslim countries and republics in the month of Ramadan it is forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages. Sometimes in connection with the celebration prolong the time of work of checkpoints, so everyone could visit the Holy places. In Jerusalem to the al Aqsa mosque on the temple mount and the dome of the Rock is now able to include women over 45 and men over 50.