Ramadan — the beginning of fasting for Muslims

Ramadan (Arabic) or Ramadan (Turkish) — the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. This month is the most important and honorable to the Muslims. During the month of strict fasting is observed ("Eid"), which implies a rejection of food, water and sexual relations during daylight hours.

«O you who believe! Fasting is for you in the same mandatory injunction, as well as for those who have gone before you. Perhaps you will be God-fearing [doing this divine writ] "(Quran, 2:183).

Failure of the meal, from the time when the" black thread starts to differ from the white "until the sun goes down , is not an end post. Meaning of abstinence and fasting in general is to strengthen the faith, spiritual growth, redefining their lifestyle priorities. Fasting for Muslims is, first and foremost, an opportunity to move away from the forbidden, to determine for themselves the true values ??of life.

Fasting is prescribed to all Muslims are sexually mature and is one of the five pillars of Islam. It specifies that are exempt from fasting those who are not able to abide by older people or Muslims who have chronic disease. But then the Muslim must for every day of the fast, or feed the poor to help the needy (in an amount not less than the amount which spends on a day on food). Also exempt from fasting those who are caught in the path of Ramadan or in other circumstances do not allow to hold the post. In this case, the missed days of fasting are replenished during the next month.

Ends with the month of Ramadan and fasting second most important Muslim holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan Bayram), which begins at sundown on the last day of Ramadan and the continued 1 st and 2 nd of the month of Shawwal. After completion of the collective prayers in a mosque in the 1st day of the month of Shawwal Muslims go to a banquet, during which decided to treat not only the family, but also neighbors, friends (regardless of religion). Giving charity (sadaqah) is required of the celebration. Also during the holidays customary to visit the graves of relatives.

Edition of "Calendar of Events" congratulates Muslims on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. We hope that your fasting and prayers be accepted by God.