Ramadan 2022 What to Know About the Islamic Holy Month of Fasting

Friday, April 1, 2022
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Ramadan 2022 will begin in a few days‚ and Muslims are already busy preparing for the fasting period. The holy month is a time when Muslims refrain from eating and drinking‚ smoking‚ and other interconnected bodily activities. These abstinences are used as a time of reflection and contemplation. The Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle‚ so the start of the holy month depends on the appearance of the crescent moon‚ which usually appears the night after the new moon. The first day of Ramadan is observed at the sighting of the crescent moon‚ which occurs on the eighth day after the new moon. In the Islamic calendar‚ Ramadan begins when the crescent moon first appears in the sky after observing the new moon. The earliest date for the observance of the holy month is on Saturday 2 April. However‚ if the moon is not visible‚ the holy month will start a little later. It lasts for 29 or 30 days‚ and the next crescent moon marks the end of the holy months and the arrival of Shawwal‚ the tenth month of the Islamic Hijri calendar. The Gregorian calendar has thirty days. The Islamic lunar calendar is 10-11 days shorter. Since the Gregorian calendar is based on the Earth's rotation around the sun‚ the beginning of Ramadan is on a different day each year. In addition‚ Muslims believe that fasting strengthens their relationship with God. During the daylight hours‚ Muslims refrain from food. This is done to focus on their faith during the time of reflection. The first day of Ramadan will fall on Saturday 2 April in 2022 and will end on Sunday 1 May in the same year. As we all know‚ the Islamic calendar is based on lunar rather than solar months‚ so Ramadan occurs eleven days earlier each year. For this reason‚ people should plan ahead for the holy month of the Islamic calendar. So how does one prepare for the holy month? The dates of Ramadan vary from year to year‚ but they are generally based on the moon's sighting over Mecca. The lunar calendar differs slightly from the Gregorian calendar‚ but the dates are generally very close and are easy to memorize. By keeping the Muslim fast‚ we can be more aware of the lunar calendar and how it influences the Muslim culture. The Islamic calendar is different from the solar calendar‚ so the dates of the holy month vary from year to year. The lunar calendar is a more accurate representation of the sun‚ so the dates of Ramadan will be 11 days earlier than the Gregorian calendar. This difference in timings is also noted in the calendar of the lunar-based Muslim year. The month will end on the Gregorian lunar-calendar. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is the month of fasting.

ramadan 2022 what to know about the islamic holy month of fasting
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It lasts for 354 days. The name of the month comes from the Arabic word meaning 'intense heat'‚ scorched ground‚ and shortness of food'. During the holy months‚ Muslims also avoid fighting and consume only the minimum of foods. The holy months of Ramadan are a time for fasting and prayer. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is known as Ramadan. This is the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar‚ and it is a time of fasting for Muslims. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the year and the ninth day of the lunar calendar is Eid al-Fitr. If you've ever fasted during the Ramadan holy month‚ you know the significance of the Islamic sanctity of the day. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is an important period for Muslims‚ and it begins the evening of the new moon on April 1‚ 2022. It will last between 29 and 30 days‚ and is the most spiritual month of the Islamic calendar. Most Muslims will abstain from eating and drinking during this holy month‚ as well as from drinking alcohol. They will eat at dawn and dinner‚ but will also break their fasts at sunset and will not eat until they reach the end of the holy month.