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fasting in Ramadan

Six ways to get healthy this Ramadan

There are some of us who find ourselves piling on the pounds in Ramadan. Follow these quick tips by nutrition expert Myriam Sakr to stay healthy — and possibly even lose weight — during the Holy Month.
 
Drink water
 
 

A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.
 
Here are some questions and answers about Islam’s holiest month and how it’s observed:
 
WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?
 
 

Sounds of Ramadan that ring out through the ages

The Mesaharati, or public waker, is one of the oldest and most deeply rooted of Ramadan customs. The title is given to a person who voluntarily takes it on himself to wake up Muslims during the holy month to eat the suhoor meal before they start their fasting at the Fajr prayer call at dawn. 
 
Abdul-Muhsen Doom, the mesaharati in Al-Balad’s Ramadan Festival, said that the practice was mainly created because people used to go to bed after Taraweeh prayers every night. 
 
 

Dates: A Middle Eastern delicacy

Dates are a staple food in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, both in their own right and as a common ingredient in local dishes. In particular, they form an important part of the diet of Muslims during Ramadan, when they are traditionally eaten every evening to break the fast.
 
 

Fast six days of Shawwal after Ramadan

Source : Faith in Allah / 05 June 2019

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal after completing the fast of Ramadan.

 

Zakat-ul-Fitr

Source : Islamweb / 26 Jul 2014

Question

Please give me details on Zakaatul-Fitr, is it possible to give money instead of food items?

 

Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr)

Source : Soundvision.com / 26 Jul 2014

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as: {better than a thousand months} (Al-Qadr 97: 3)

Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering God, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the Night of Power.

 

15 Hadiths on Ramadan

Source : OnIslam / 23 Jul 2014

Reading the Prophet'shadiths about Ramadan and its blessings cleans the believers' souls and makes them more eager to enjoy the exceptionally spiritual, soul-nourishing experience of Ramadan.

Following is a collection of hadithsthat reveal the status of the blessed month, its merits, rewards and special offers, as well as the Prophet's example in Ramadan.

 

Quran Verses about Ramadan and fasting

O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous [2:183]

 

Types of Siyam

Source : Nabulsi / 21 Jul 2014

The first type of Siyam is the Siyam of common people; it is the Siyam of the mouth (refraining from eating and drinking), the second type is the Siyam of the believers; it is the Siyam of the limbs (abstaining from committing sins) and the third type is the Siyam of the Muttaqeen; it is leaving everything and turning to Allah only.

 
 

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