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Ramadan 2019: Know why Muslims keep Roza for 30 days

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 May 2019, 11:44 IST

Ramadan- the holiest month of Muslims that falls in the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. This year, Ramadan will observe from 7th May 2019 across the world with the sighting of the new moon and will conclude in the first week of June with the celebrations of Eid al-Fitr.

To celebrate the festival, Muslims keep 30 days long fast or Roza from dawn-to-dusk to offer their prayers to God or Allah!

Traditionally, Muslims break their fast with a sip of water and some other food items.

As per the beliefs, the Muslims would eat pre-fast meal early morning called ‘Sehri’ and they use to pass their whole day without eating or drinking anything. To break the Roza, Muslims eat in the evening, which is called ‘Iftar’.

 

Know why Muslims keep Roza for 30 days?

Origin:

As per the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is one of the months, which was also a part of ancient Arabs’ calendar. The word Ramadan originates from the Arabic word ‘ar-ramd’, means scorching heat.

According to the Muslim belief, in 610 A.D. the angel named Gabriel appeared to Prophet Muhammed and revealed him about the holy book, ‘Quran’, which also told about the glorious night or the night of power, ‘Laylat Al-Qadar which believed to observe during Ramadan. Therefore, Muslims observe fast for 30 days to commemorate the revelation of the holy book Quran.

Also Read: Ramadan 2019: Fasting for many Muslims begins Monday

First published: 6 May 2019, 11:02 IST
 
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