happiness of heart and soul
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Congratulations to the Islamic nation on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan
Allah has prescribed fasting for all the previous communities even if it was different in the way and the time of accomplishing it. Allah says:
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(183) O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous -
Meaning of the verse:
O believers! You have been prescribed As-Siyam [fasting] as It was prescribed for those who preceded you, so you will attain piety [s. Al-Baqara (the Cow): c. 183]
From the second year of the Hegira, Allah definitively prescribed the fasting of the month of Ramadan to humanity. It is an obligation for the adult Muslim. He must do it if he is a resident and not sick. In case he is ill, he is allowed to perform it later. This also applies to women who have given birth or are menstruating. Not sick and traveling, the adult Muslim has the choice of doing it during this month or postponing it to a later period. Allah has prescribed the fasting of the month of Ramadan from its beginning to its end. Its beginning is clearly fixed by the ocular vision of the lunar crescent of the month of Ramadân, or to complete the month of Sha‘bân (thirty days).
Allah has also determined the beginning of the day of fasting and its end by clearly specified limits,
Fasting during Ramadan means abstinence from all food or drink, including water and chewing gum, from dawn to sunset
Staying hungry and thirsty for an entire day is a powerful reminder of the millions of people around the world who experience this. Ramadan emphasizes the values of empathy and generosity. It is a time to think of those who are less fortunate than us and who do not have food and clean water all year round, to understand the suffering and pain of the poor and needy.
Allah tells us "(8) And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive,:" (Al-Insâne, quran 76/8)
It is therefore our duty to feed the fasters in the world, to take care of the sick, to provide for the needs of orphans and families affected by conflicts. Ramadan gives us a greater sense of responsibility towards others.
Ramadan, a test for some
Ramadan is a joyful time for most of us, but sadly not for everyone. Entire families under the yoke of hunger, thirst and disease are waiting for an outstretched hand that would allow them to take full advantage of this sacred month.
The Islamic religion is easy and not difficult
Muslims living in places where the sun never rises for MONTHS.
the prophet informs us that we should not follow the movement of the sun, but calculate the time as for normal regions
they can fast for Ramadan by following the sunrise and sunset times in Mecca.
The same applies to prayer times.
Some scholars say that in this case one should follow the timetables of Mecca or Medina, land of Revelation, while others suggest following the nearest "normal" region.
This applies to all obligations: the fulfillment of prayers, the payment of zakat and ramadan etc.
for the direction of the qibla, it is enough to have a compass ... not too complicated
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Fasting during the month of Ramadan can be good for your health if it’s done correctly. When the body is starved of food, it starts to burn fat so that it can make energy. This can lead to weight loss. However, if you fast for too long your body will eventually start breaking down muscle protein for energy, which is unhealthy.
Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from Oxford, says there's a strong relationship between diet and health.
“Ramadan isn’t always thought of as being an opportunity to lose weight because the spiritual aspect is emphasised more generally than the health aspect," he says. "However, it’s a great chance to get the physical benefits as well.”
Source of energy during a fast
The changes that happen in the body during a fast depend on the length of the continuous fast. The body enters into a fasting state eight hours or so after the last meal, when the gut finishes absorbing nutrients from the food.
In the normal state, body glucose, which is stored in the liver and muscles, is the body’s main source of energy. During a fast, this store of glucose is used up first to provide energy. Later in the fast, once the glucose runs out, fat becomes the next source of energy for the body.
With a prolonged fast of many days or weeks, the body starts using protein for energy.
This is the technical description of what is commonly known as "starvation". It is clearly unhealthy and involves protein being released by the breakdown of muscle, which is why people who starve look very thin and become extremely weak.
However, you are unlikely to reach the starvation stage during Ramadan, because the fast is broken daily.
Gentle transition from glucose to fat
As the Ramadan fast only lasts from dawn till dusk, the body's energy can be replaced in the pre-dawn and dusk meals.
This provides a gentle transition from using glucose as the main source of energy, to using fat, and prevents the breakdown of muscle for protein.
Dr Mahroof says the use of fat for energy helps weight loss. It preserves the muscles and eventually reduces your cholesterol level. In addition, weight loss results in better control of diabetes and reduces blood pressure.
“A detoxification process also occurs, because any toxins stored in the body’s fat are dissolved and removed from the body,” says Dr Mahroof.
After a few days of the fast, higher levels of endorphins appear in the blood, making you more alert and giving an overall feeling of general mental wellbeing.
A balanced food and fluid intake is important between fasts. The kidneys are very efficient at maintaining the body’s water and salts, such as sodium and potassium. However, these can be lost through perspiration.
To prevent muscle breakdown, meals must contain enough energy food, such as carbohydrates and some fat.
“The way to approach your diet during fasting is similar to the way you should be eating outside Ramadan," says Dr Mahroof. "You should have a balanced diet, with the right proportion of carbs, fat and protein.”
check out this short video that explains 5 interesting health benefits your body will enjoy during and after the holy month of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr is held immediately after Ramadan,
Celebrations can last up to three days,
Muslims begin Eid day celebrations by partaking in the prayer service that takes place shortly after dawn, followed by a short sermon.
On their way to the prayer, which is traditionally held in an open area, Muslims recite takbeerat, praising God by saying “Allahu Akbar”, meaning “God is great”.
It is customary to eat something sweet prior to the prayer such as date-filled biscuits known as maamoul.
Eid al-Fitr is one of two major festivals celebrated by Muslims each year, the other being Eid al-Adha, which falls later in the summer and honours Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah.
It is seen as a spiritual celebration of Allah’s gift of strength and endurance. It is also a time for charity, known as Zakat al-Fitr, when people are expected to give and show kindness.
Fasting is forbidden on the day of Eid, in contrast to the 30 days that came before.
People congratulate one another as they head home after Eid prayers. They spend the day visiting relatives and neighbours, and accepting sweets as they move around from house to house.
Each country has traditional desserts and sweets that are prepared before Eid or on the morning of the first day. These foods range from special biscuits and bread to cakes and puddings.
Children, dressed in new clothes, are offered gifts and money to celebrate the joyous occasion.
In some countries, families visit graveyards to offer their respects to departed family members.
It is common for the capitals of Muslim-majority countries to decorate their cities with lights and hold festivities to commemorate the end of Ramadan.
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