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Ramadan is an Islamic religious annual observance of the holy month of fasting. It falls on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and consadan is an Islamic religious annual observance of the holy month of fasting. It falls on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and considered as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The actual beginning of Ramadan differs each year dependent on the sighting of the new moon.
See the fact file below for more information on Ramadan or alternatively, you can download our 23 page Ramadan worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Etymology and Background
- On the ninth month in 610 CE, it was believed that prophet Muhammad received the first verses of the Quran on Laylat al-Qadr also known as the Night of Power. For Muslims, it is considered as the holiest night of the year.
- The term Ramadan came from the Arabic word ramida which means scorching heat.
Religious Practices and Beliefs during Ramadan
- Ramadan usually lasts for 29 to 30 days. It begins with the sighting of the new moon and ends with another crescent new moon. Muslims observe Eid ul-Fitr for having endured the month of fasting.
- Muslim holidays follow their own lunar calendar that is why the date for Ramadan typically moves from 11 to 12 days earlier each year.
- It is a month of fasting or sawm, one of the Five Pillars of Islam along with shahada, salat, zakat, and hajj.
- In Muslim dominated countries, work hours are shorten to give additional time for prayers. Fasting is started with a prayer (dua) of intention (niyah).
- During Ramadan, Muslims are obliged to fast. Fasting is not only a form of abstaining food and drinks. It also involves refraining from sinful acts like lying, cursing, gossiping, bad intentions, sexual relations, and other similar things. It meant to help Muslims to clear their mind and body. To break the fast, they eat dates just like what Muhammad did.
- There are several exceptions from fasting during Ramadan including pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, children before puberty, and people who are physically or mentally ill.
- Ramadan is also characterized as a month of generosity and giving. Muslims are obligated to practice zakat or mandatory giving.
- Muslims eat suhoor or the meal before the beginning of the fast, while iftar is the meal after sunset. In addition, they start the day with Fajr or the first prayer of the day. Reading the Quran is highly encourage during this season.
- It is concluded by Eid ul Fitr or the largest festivity ending Ramadan. Muslims wear their best clothes, give gifts, visit mosques, eat a lot, and spend time with their family during this day. It is considered as a day of gratitude for surpassing the spiritual month.
- During the month of Ramadan, Muslims and non Muslims greet each other with Ramadan Mubarak which means “have a blessed Ramadan.”
- In addition to sawn, Muslims are expected to do shahada or their profession to their one true God, salat or five times daily prayer facing the direction of Mecca, zakat to the poor and needy, and hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime.
- In most Muslim countries, neglect to practice fasting during Ramadan is a crime.
- As of 2010, 10 countries with the largest Muslim populations are Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, and Morocco.
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Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Ramadan Facts
- Mapping Muslim Countries
- Islamic Terms
- World Religions
- Muslim Festivals
- Five Pillars of Islam
- Knowing Islam
- Word Hunt
- Ramadan Webbing
- Ramadan Ws
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