Ramadan is an Islamic month full of many important lessons and knowledge for the Muslims. As fasting is a pillar of Islam all Muslims are to suppose to do so, and they do it with great courage and excitement. This month teaches us about self restrain and also gives us a chance to feel how those who are less fortunate than us feel. It is done so with much unity and joy by Muslims all over the world, especially in Pakistan. People of all ages can be spotted in markets shopping for groceries and accessories for their homes for the occasion of Ramadan. Everyone plans on how they will try to improve themselves and change their habits to offer prayers to God to make Him happy. Ladies can be observed planning and discussing for hosting special meals, feasts and parties during this holy month. Many people like to get together at the time for iftari which is the breaking of the fast, where they pray, eat and talk together. The basic idea of this month is to offer as many prayers to Allah Almighty as a person can. Due to this the last 10 days of this sacred and holy month are considered special where all Muslims pray passionately with a belief to get closer to God. The 27th night of Ramadan Lailatul Qadar is considered to be an auspicious and powerful night than any other, therefore, all Muslims are seen offering prayers and reciting Quran all night long.
The Uniqueness of Eid and Its Relations with Ramadan
Eid-ul-fitr is the holy occasion which marks the end of the holy month; Ramadan. It is celebrated with great joy and excitement among all Muslims that have prayed and fasted all month long for the happiness and delight of Allah Almighty. This holy celebration lasts for three days, beginning on the first day of the next Islamic month; Shawwal. All Muslims get united in large areas to listen to the special sermons and offer the Eid prayer in the morning of this day. They are to give their Zakat during Eid which is charity for the poor. People celebrate the day by preparing feasts, wearing new clothes, giving gifts or sweets to each other, visiting their relatives and another very famous indication of this celebration is the application of henna on the hands of girls and women all over. Many women prepare delicious homemade sweets and desserts and serve them to their families and guests and also send them to neighbors and other friends. This holy event takes place mainly to offer thanks to Allah for everything he has blessed us with and all Muslims do so with great anticipation.
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