Ramadan Kareem/ Ramadam Mubarak/ Ramadan is set to sweep through Southeast Asia on August 1st. A spiritual environment has started in the minds, streets and houses. Ramadan is an auspicious opportunity for believers to renew their commitment to their Creator and the Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.
During the month of Ramadan Muslims are fasting during the day between dawn to sunset. Muslims believe that the Qur’an was sent down to the lowest heaven during this month thus being prepared for gradual revelation by angel Gibril (Gabriel) to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon HIM).
There also are toys for the children, and nuts, dates and other treats.
REVIEW of Ramadan Kareem/ Ramadam Mubarak/ Ramadan:
For the year of 1432 Hijri, the first day of Ramadan was determined to be August 1, 2011. The fast ends when the new moon is again sighted and the month of Shawwal begins. It is followed by the Id Al-Fitr feasting and the exchange of gifts. The festive activities in the streets goes from an hour or so after sundown until early hours of the next morning.
- Fast Beginning or SEHER Dua:
- Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu min shahri Ramadan.
- Fast Finish or IFTAAR Dua:
- Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa 'alayka tawakkaltu] wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu