The importance of Ramadan traditions – HS Insider
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic religion. It is celebrated as a souvenir to mark the first chapters of the Quran given to the Prophet Muhammad by Allah. In Islamic culture, a lunar calendar based on the phases of the moon is traditionally used. Ramadan is the ninth month, Which one is Mark by sight of a crescent moon, known as a crescent, with the naked eye.
Ramadan is a sawing period, which in Arabic translates to “abstain”. Sawm is the fifth pillar of Islam, one of the main tenets of the Islamic religion. Muslims around the world fast from dusk to dawn abstain to eat, drink and smoke. This too includes any kind of immoral behavior ranging from but not limited to mean thoughts, illegal acts and more.
Ramadan is also a time of “sacrifice and renunciation as well as a time of reflection and spiritual growth,” according to the associate professor of religion at Oxford College of Emory University. Florian Pohl.
“In Suhoor, my whole family gets up and we cook together. Usually we only eat leftover Iftaar, but I prefer to eat something light like a bagel or toast, ”said Sana Anis, a junior at Fountain Valley High School.
After the sunset prayers, known as Asr, families and friends come together to break their fast known as Iftar. The traditional way to break the fast is to recite a saying, also known as due to, then making an appointment because that’s how SAW broke his fast. A traditional drink is Roohafza, which is a rose syrup that can then be mixed with cold water or milk.
“One tradition I enjoy about Ramadan is our exchange of Iftar with our neighbors. It has become a tradition for several years now that my neighbors and I share what we have done for Iftar. I really like this tradition because it is a great method of bonding between us and because I can enjoy various types of delicious food, ”said Muneeba Memon, senior of Fountain Valley.
After Iftar, many pray Maghrebian prayers, one of the five daily prayers.
Muslims pray five times a day as this is also part of their five pillars, known as salah. the first prayer of the day is Fajr, which takes place around sunrise. the second the prayer is Dhur which takes place around noon. At sunset, Muslims pray the Asr and in the evening the Maghrib. The night before midnight is the time of Isha’s prayers. During Ramadan, a series of prayers, called Tarawih are offered, often performed at the mosque.
“We start decorating for Ramadan a few days before it starts. We hang lanterns and fairy lights inside the house and it gives the house a really cozy feel. My father and brothers go to Taraweeh prayers at the mosque and my mother and I pray together at home, ”said Layal Fateh, Fountain Valley junior.
In these prayers, the entire Quran, the holy book of Islam, is fully recited during the month of Ramadan.
Eid al-fitr, which translates to “the feast of breaking the fast”, is a three day celebration where Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan. On this holiday, Muslims gather and pray the early morning Eid prayers.
“A tradition in my family that I enjoy for Ramadan is actually to prepare for Eid on the last days of Ramadan. On Eid Day, we dress, pray and eat all the delicious food and pastries we have made. We usually visit relatives and family friends and celebrate with them, ”said Fountain Valley junior Brishna Momand.
Traditionally, children to receive money from their aunts, uncles and parents. Additionally, putting on henna and wearing new cultural clothes to join family and friends are common for Eid celebrations.
Ramadan is celebrated by thousands of Muslims around the world because it is a joyful celebration full of delicious meals and family reunions.
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