Posted on: May 8, 2019

Discipline and Dedication: Guest Blogger sheds Light on The Holy Month of Ramadan

Discipline and Dedication: Guest Blogger sheds Light on The Holy Month of Ramadan

In a world with so much buzz and razzmatazz of activities, it could be quite distracting to focus. However, discipline and dedication stands successful people out. What are your goals and how dedicated are you towards achieving them? Let this post inspire you today.

‘Ramadan also called Ramazan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, in Arabic it is called SAWM, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him according to Islamic belief.

Fasting in Islamis the practice of abstaining, usually from food, drink, smoking, and sexual activity. During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan SAWM observed between dawn and sunset when the evening prayer call (ADHAN) is sounded. Fasting (SAWM) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and usually lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Fasting becomes compulsory for Muslims when they reach puberty, so long as they are healthy and sane, and have no disabilities or illnesses. The aspects of the fast expresses many of the basic values of the  Muslim community like empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness and patience. Many children try their best to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life.

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. Sharing during Ramadan is a campaign usually adopted by people, groups, and Islamic centers by hosting IFTAR dinner with Islamic community and the neighborhood of other traditions as well.

Imagine how refreshing a glass of water or how sweet a gooey date would taste if you had been deprived of water and food from the moment the sun rose. For millions of Muslims around the world, that is the satisfaction they feel when they sit down to IFTAR during the holy month of Ramadan

After fasting in Ramadan month, Muslims celebrates EID AL FITR which marks the end of Ramadan. EID AL FITR is a big festival for 3 days where Muslims celebrate, exchange food and visit each other. Finally, people greet others at the beginning of Ramadan by saying RAMADAN KAREEM or RAMADAN MUBARAK, while they greet other at day of EID by saying EID MUBARAK or HAPPY EID.

Dr. Mayyada Al Hammoshi

Program Chair, VIU Computer Science