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First Day of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is marked by fasting, reflection, charity, and prayer. Every year, as the blessed month of Ramadan draws near, Muslims around the world await in joyous anticipation for the opportunity to observe fasting.

First Day of Ramadan
First Day of Ramadan

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Mar 10, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is marked by fasting, reflection, charity and prayer. The first verses of Islam's holy scripture, the Quran, were revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad ( peace be upon him ) during this time. Muslims believe the Holy Quran is the revealed word of Allah ( God)  hence the importance and emphasis on reading , understanding  and practicing the words of the holy book  during this month.

The word ‘Ramadan’ is derived from the Arabic word Ramdh (رمض), which means, ‘intensely hot’ or ‘burning’. The month of Ramadan is named as such for three reasons:

  1. One who fasts becomes hot due to thirst.
  2. Worship and devotion in this month burns away the traces of sin.
  3. Devotion in this month produces the necessary warmth of love in man for his Creator and fellow beings.

In Islam, the practice of fasting is not only a physical exercise but a spiritual one; the ultimate aim of which is the attainment of God’s pleasure through regulation of one’s life in accordance with His ordinances. It is in this month that Muslims especially strive to lead and regulate their lives according to Qur’anic injunctions and guidance. Click on the links to learn more about Ramadan HERE and Eid Al-Fitr HERE. To join an Interfaith Dinner similar to Fort Worth,  find a mosque near you HERE.

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