Celebration of Ramadan
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, not even water, and other physical needs from dawn until dusk. They have a meal very early in the morning called suhoor or sehri before sunrise. The fast is broken each day at sunset with an evening meal called Iftar. This meal often includes dates and water, which are traditionally used to break the fast, as well as other traditional dishes. It is common for Muslims to invite friends and family to share Iftar meals, as it is believed that feeding others during Ramadan is a particularly blessed act. After sunset, a large crowd will congregate in the mosque for taraweeh, or special group prayers. Sick people, children who have not yet reached puberty, travelers, pregnant and menstruating women are absolved from fasting.
A month-long period of fasting and prayer comes to an end with Eid al-Fitr also known as the festival of Breaking the fast. Eid al-Fitr is a time of joy, community, and generosity, as Muslims gather with family and friends to share food, exchange gifts, and express gratitude for their blessings.
Significance of Fasting and Prayer
This fasting is intended to help them bring a sense of self-control, focus on spiritual matters and develop a deeper connection with God. In addition to fasting, Muslims are encouraged to pray more, read the Quran, give to charity, and spend time with family and friends.
Ramadan is a time of community and togetherness, as Muslims come together to fast, pray, and reflect. It is a time to strengthen relationships with family, friends, and as well as God. Although it can be challenging to abstain from food and drink for an extended period, the spiritual and personal benefits of Ramadan are significant and meaningful. If you like to wish your Muslim friend, you may as well say “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” to show your love and respect.
Lakshmtores, UK , is here to celebrate Ramadan with you with the utmost zeal and excitement, with mouth-watering delicacies. At Lakshmi Stores, UK, we have a large selection of Dates, Beverages, Sharbats, fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts, fresh Halal meat & fish , which are all common ingredients in Iftar, especially dates, for a delicious way to end your holy feast. Buy Ramadan products online at Lakshmi Stores in the UK.