Ramadan is the holy month of Arabic Hijri calendar. It’s the 9th month of Islamic Calendar. Ramadan is one of the most puller from the five pillars of Islam. Muslims should keep fast during this holy month. The length of the month can vary because it depends on the sighting of the Moon of Shawwal. After the finishing of Ramadan, when the Shawwal Moon appears; all of the Muslims around the world observe Eid ul Fitr on the 1st day of the Shawwal.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ramadan 2021 Date
- 2 Fasting
- 3 Reciting Holy Quran
- 4 Performing Tarawih (Nighty Prayers)
- 5 Itikaf (Staying on Mosque)
- 6 Observing Lailat Al Qadr
- 7 Paying Zakat
- 8 Significance of the month of Ramadan
- 9 Sehri & Iftar Niyat
- 10 Ramadan Mubarak Images
- 11 Ramadan Kareem Quotes
- 12 Ramadan Mubarak Wishes
Ramadan 2021 Date
Ramadan 2021 will be started on 23rd April, 2021 Thursday and will be end on 23rd May, 2021 Saturday. After that Eid al Fitr 2021 will be celebrated on 24th May, 2021. We are not sure about this date because it’s depends on sighting of the moon of the month of Ramadan. Date may vary.
The month of Ramadan is a little different from other months; The importance of this month is very high. Therefore, according to Islamic Sharia that month, we have to perform certain tasks. Here are the things to do on Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan is a kind of blessing for the Muslim Ummah. During this month, the Muslims observe the fast, ie fasting from sunrise to sunset. This is one of the five basic foundations of the obligatory fasting of Ramadan for every Muslim man and woman.
The word Fasting has different words in different languages around the world. It is known as ‘ayuno‘ in Spanish, ‘Jeûne’ in French, ‘Perhiz’ in Turkish, ’ صوم/ صيام ‘ in Arabic and ‘Puasa’ in Indonesian and Malay. The word ‘Sawm / Siyam’ (صوم/ صيام) means abstain. This means avoiding food, drink, sexual intercourse and other activities that break the fast.Meaning of Fasting
Who denies Ramadan fasting will no longer be a Muslim. Two years after the emigration from Mecca to Medina, the fasting Ramadan was declared as compulsory on all adult Muslim males and females. Qur’anic verses about fasting during Ramadan:
Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness.Surah Al-Baqarah: 2:183
Although fasting is obligatory on every Muslim, if the following reasons can be found on anyone, he can refrain from fasting. In this regard, Allah says in the Quran:
The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.Surah Al-Baqarah 2:185
Who Can Exempt From Fasting
In explaining the verse, the commentators and the jurists have mentioned the following reasons:
- Physical or Mentally ill people
- Women during menstruation
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Elderly People (if fast will harmful their health).
- Children who have not reached puberty.
Common Factors which nullifies the Fast
For certain reasons, your fast may be ruined. So be careful about this. The common reasons are mentioned below.
- Medication taken through nose or ears
- Intentionally vomit mouth full
- Water accidentally goes down the throat whilst gargling
- Ejaculate because of contact with a woman
- Swallow items that are not normally eaten, like a stick or a piece of iron
- Smoke a cigarette
- After eating or drinking forgetfully, one assumes his fast is broken and thereby continues to eat intentionally
- Eating after Suhoor with the impression of it being before Suhoor
- To make Iftar before sunset with the impression of it being after sunset
Reciting Holy Quran
The holy Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan, so the month is also called the month of the Quran. We should recite the Quran completely during this month. It’s mustahab reciting the entire Quran during the holy month of Ramadan. The Holy Qur’an contains 30 parts in total. If you recite one part daily, it is very easy to complete. Also, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that Reciting Qur’an is one of the greatest acts of voluntary worship.
Verily the one who recites the Quran beautifully, smoothly, and precisely, he will be in the company of the noble and obedient angels. And as for the one who recites with difficulty, stammering or stumbling through its verses, then he will have TWICE that reward.Sahih Al-Bukhari
Performing Tarawih (Nighty Prayers)
Tarabi is a certain prayer for the month of Ramadan, which is performed after the Esha prayers. Tarabi’s prayers begin on the evening of the day after seeing the moon of Ramadan and performed daily until the end of the month of Ramadan. Usually one of the Hafez leads tarawih Salah, and he recites one part of the holy Qur’an every day. Thus, he recites 30 juz in 30 days and completes full Quran. If you attend Tarabi prayer every day, you will got rewards for that. During Ramadan, the prayers of witr performed after Tarabi’s prayers.
In each of the two rak’ats, we have to take a break after reciting Tashahud and Durud Sharif and returning to Salam. And, after every four rak’ats, we should take a short break and a dua will be recited. The dua of the tarawih prayer:
Glory be to the owner of kingdom of the earth and the heavens. Glory be to He who commands Respect and honour and magnificence and Awe and power and Greatness and omnipotence. Glory be to the sovereign, the ever living who does not sleep nor die. He is the most praised, the most holy, our Lord and the Lord of all the Angels and the spirit (Jibraeel A.S) O Allah! save us from the fire of Hell. O protector! O protector! O protector!
When it comes to the rakats of tarawih prayer, there is a lot of comments about how many rak’ats should be offered. If you offer more it will be better. According to pure opinion, tarawih Salah should be offered at least with eight rak’ats. According to Safi and Hanafi, the total number of rak’ats of Tarabi prayers is 20. They recite a juz of the Qur’an within Tarabi’s rak’at. Thus, the whole Qur’an will be recited within thirty days.
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.Narrated Abu Huraira (Sahih al-Bukhari 2008)
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to pray (at night) in Ramadan.Narrated Aisha (the wife of the Prophet) [Sahih al-Bukhari 2011]
Itikaf (Staying on Mosque)
The term itikaf means staying, since it is done by staying in the mosque that’s why it is named after it. I’tikaf is another worship of Ramadan. Being separated from the house during the last ten days of Ramadan and staying in the mosque called itikaf. The period of itikaf begins after 20 day of the month Ramadan, and when the Eid moon appears, the period of itikaf ends.
At this time of itikaf, Muslims (who are doing Iʿtikāf) have to kept away from all worldly affairs by staying in the mosque. People who staying in itikaf, they have to spend whole day with worship of Allah. Especially, reciting the holy Qur’an and reading the Hadith and discussing Islamic rules. They should stay in the mosque until the end of this period. If they go outside the mosque’s boundaries, it will break.
The Prophet (S.A.W.) used to practice Itikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan till he died and then his wives used to practice Itikaf after him.(Sahih Al Bukhari: 2026)
Observing Lailat Al Qadr
Lailatul Quad is a night of dignity for Muslims. Lilatul Qadr is considered as one of the nights between the 23rd and the 29th of the month of Ramadan. Therefore, it is not possible to say the exact date of Lailatul Qadr, but in most cases Lilatul Qadr is celebrated on the night of the 27th of Ramadan. This night is more significant in Islam. Worshiping of God at this night is very likely to be accepted.
On that night, the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This night is called the Night of Power. According to the commentary of the Holy Qur’an, this night is better than a thousand months. In the night of Lailatul Qadr, the great Almighty come down to the last sky and called upon His servants to ask Him for forgiveness. We should all pray more and more to God this night and spend the whole night in worship.
Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.Surah Al-Qadr 
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Every rich man has to give a very small amount of their property to helpless people. It’s the way to submit your property to Allah. Giving zakat during the month of Ramadan is batter than others months.
Zakat is one of the ways to purify one’s wealth. Zakat is obligatory upon the person, who owns the proper amount of Zakat. Doing a good job during Ramadan, there are multiple awards. That is why, it is best to give zakat in the month of Ramadan.
You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat). Any good you send forth on behalf of your souls, you will find it at Allah. Allah is seer of everything you do.Chapter Number 2 Verse Number 110
Those who give to charity night and day, secretly and publicly, receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.[2:274]
O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The disbelievers are the unjust.[2:254]
Who are the beneficiaries of zakat?
According to the Islamic Shriya, zakat will be given to eight types of people. If you are going to pay zakat, be sure of them and give them the money who deserves it.
- Fakir: One who has neither material possessions nor means of livelihood.
- Miskin: One with insufficient means of livelihood to meet basic needs.
- Amil: One who is appointed to collect zakat.
- Muallaf: One who converts to Islam.
- Riqab: One who wants to free himself from bondage or the shackles of slavery.
- Gharmin: One who is in debt.
- Fisabillillah: One who fights for the cause of Allah.
- Ibnus Sabil: One who is stranded in journey.
The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Every Muslim has to give in charity.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Prophet! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?” He said, “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked, “If he cannot find even that?” He replied, “He should help the needy who appeal for help.” Then the people asked, “If he cannot do that?” He replied, “Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds and this will be regarded as charitable deeds.Narrated by Abu Burda From his father from his grandfather. (Sahih Bukhari; Chapter 24,484)
Significance of the month of Ramadan
Ramadan is the most acceptable month to Allah. It’s the month of blessings and removing all of the sins. We should follow the commandments of Allah, which is compulsory on this month. We are so lucky because we have got this month. Here I have included some quotes that describes how important the Ramadan month is.
Month Of Forgiveness
Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so – for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.Surah Al-Ahzab, 33:35
Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadan out of faith and hope for reward, his past sins will be forgiven.Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A.) (Sahih Bukhari: 38)
Reward of all good deeds are increased by Seventy Times
Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W.) spoke us and said: O People, there comes to you a great month now, a most blessed month, in which is a night greater in value and goodness than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah Has made fasting fardh (obligatory) by day and has made Sunnah the Taraweeh Salah by night. Whosoever wants to be close to Allah by doing any good deed, for such person shall be the reward like the one who had performed a fardh in any other time and whoever performs a fardh (obligation), shall be given the reward of seventy faraaidh (obligations) in any other time.Narrated by Salmaan Farsi (R.A.) (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith No. 1887)
Gates of Heaven are opened
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.Narrated by Abu Huraira (R.A.) (Sahih Bukhari: 1899)
Sehri & Iftar Niyat
Sehri means when we eat and star fasting. Iftar is the time if fast breaking. Sehri is called before fazar, and iftar after sunset. We should read duas and make the preparation of before Sehri & Iftar. In the section below I have added both niyat. Download the photos from here and recite those regularly in the time of Sehri & Iftar.
Ramadan Mubarak Images
If you are looking for some beautiful photos of Ramadan, here we have uploaded according to your demand. Download one by one and send it to your friends. You can also use those as profile and cover picture of various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.
Ramadan Kareem Quotes
Sending wishes with the meaning quotes is another way to remind someone about Ramadan. From above, you can copy many Quranic verses and Hadith of prophet about Ramadan. Here we have shared others meaningful SMS that can be used to greetings anyone.
Don’t be a servant of Ramadan be a servant of Allah be consistent.
Make this Ramadan the turning point in your life. break free from the deceptions of this world and indulge into the sweetness of Iman.
4 Mistakes to avoid in Ramadan: Getting Angry, Sleeping All Day, Fasting Without Prayer, Bad Language.
Ramadan Mubarak Wishes
If you want to wish someone for this holy month, have a look at the below and copy whatever you like. And, wish him to spread the love of brotherhood. Pray to Allah more and more and get closer to the Almighty before finishing the holy Ramadan.
Ramadan is coming soon. We are waiting for the moon. The month of blessings. The month of forgiveness. The month full of mercy. God’s blessings in bounty. I can’t describe the inner peace, in this month of pure bliss. Oh Ramadan come soon, we are waiting for your moon.
O Allah, allow us to witness Ramdan, benefit from it, use it to earn your mercy, and emancipation from the Fire.
In the last days of Ramadan, may Allah answer your secret petitions, clean away your secret splits, remove your secret anxieties as well as lift you to the position you so very much wish.
Make this Ramadan the transforming point in your life. Damage free from the deceptiveness of this world and delight into the sweet taste of EEMAN.
May Allah bless you and also secure you from all wrongs. May peace, delight, and hope be filled in your home. Have a blessed Ramadan.
Ramadan is the perfect month to come closest to Almighty Allah. So we should pray more and more. Doing good deeds during Ramadan is more rewarding. Like this doing bad deeds are also more sin. Therefore, we should achieve the success of both worlds by living according to the guidance of Allah.