Below we've discussed about the meaning or Ramadan, history of Ramandan or Ramazan and fasting rules of Ramadan that shall help you understand this Holy month in a better way.
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Ramadan (Ramazan) 2018 Meaning:You can call this holy month of Ramadan by the following names too: Ramazan, Ramadhan or Ramathan. The word Ramadan has emerged comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which refers to scorching heat or dryness.
History Of Ramadan (Ramazan):Holy Quran revealed the month of Ramadan to deliver a guidance for mankind, and the criterion (of right and wrong) and also to clear proofs of the guidance.
It is believed that the Holy book Quran was first revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan which has been referred to as the "best of times". The first discovery was sent down on Laylat al-Qadr (The night of Power)- the five odd nights of the last ten days of Ramazan. According to hadith, all Holy scriptures were sent on the earth during the month of Ramadan. The tablets of Ibrahim, the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel and the Quran were sent down on 1st, 6th, 12th, 13th and 24th Ramazan, respectively.
According to the Quran, fasting was also obligatory for prior nations as it was a way to attain taqwa ( Fear of God). God proclaimed to Muhammad that fasting for His sake was not a new innovation in monotheism, but rather an obligation practiced by those truly devoted to the oneness of God. The pagans of Mecca also fasted, but only on tenth day of Muharram to expiate sins and avoid droughts.
All About Ramadan Fasting:
Sehri or Suhoor is the morning time when you eat for the entire day and begin the fast and Iftar happens to be in the evening when you end fasting with dates and other delicious delicacies. After all, the body needs to stay hydrated and energized all day. Not only Muslims, but people from various religions also celebrate this holy month and enjoy the delectable recipes that not only relish their taste buds but also help in boosting their metabolism. Every family member sits together to end-up their fast with dates and water or yoghurt drink followed by the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. After the Maghrib prayer that takes place after sunset they relish their taste buds with full-course meals that comprise of a variety of beverages, salads, soups, appetizers, snacks, main dishes and desserts.
Inviting and sharing the food with the less fortune ones is considered to be spiritually rewarding especially during Ramadan. And that's the reason, why Iftar parties are so often observed in the month of Ramadan that not only involves family, friends and community members but also celebrated as a social event. In Arab countries, Ramazan Tents are arranged for the common people so that they can have meals for Seher and Iftar both absolutely free.
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Ways To Satiate Your Hunger This Ramazan 2018:
Delicacies that are prepared for Iftar are mostly cooked at home using fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and other ingredients. Various types of beverages, appetizer and snacks all are prepared freshly for Iftar. Not only that, Dum biryani is not just one item that's cooked for the main course, you can also find a variety of veg and non-veg dishes to choose from.To end the meal with a sweet tooth, desserts often prepared are kheer, ladoo, halwa, shahi tukda and a lot more. In a way you can say, ladies actually bring out the chef within themselves and prepare lip-smacking food for friends and family who sit together, enjoy the food and spread happiness.