Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year. During which the fasting is observed from dawn to sunset (dusk). Sometimes, it comes a day ahead of the expected start of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. It was during this month that the Quraanic revelation began.  

The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic word (ramd) which means extreme heat. When they shifted the names of the months from the old language, they named them according to the times they came in. The time of the month of Ramadan came corresponding to the severe heat; its name came from there. It was also said that the name came from the Arabic verb (ramadah) example: (Ramadah al saiym), if his stomach becomes hot from thirsty. We say, the month of Ramadan, the month of Rabee, but for the rest of the months, we say Muharam, Safar, Shaaban and so on.

Its legitimacy from Qur'an comes from:   

 ((O you who believe!  Soam (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you that you might be pious))

This is verse 182 of Surat Albagara from the holy Qur'an.  It is the proof for its legality. From Sunnah, it is this Hadeeth narrated by Abdullah, son of Khalif Omar ibnul Khatab (May Allah be pleased with them):

(Islam is based on five; 1- Shihadah, (there is no God but Allah), and Mohamed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is his messenger, 2- Keep up the five prayers. 3-  Zakat (chaste, or the obligatory tax that Muslim gives), 4-  The fasting of Ramadan and 5- Hajj (pilgrim for those who can afford it.

In the first night of Ramadan, the devils or demons are chained. The doors of Hell (Jahanam, are closed), and the doors of heaven are opened.

To be continued.

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Comment by Aldo on August 24, 2014 at 11:46

god bless u sir

Comment by Saminov Azam on August 23, 2014 at 4:21

The article is very good and important in English language. Please write more  islamic articles

Comment by Sunshine on August 18, 2014 at 2:14

Thank you  dara :)  

Comment by lego on August 10, 2014 at 14:57

I'm so happy when I'm reading your post cause of importance for Ramazan for us.

Thank you very much for your meaningful sharing dara gino.

Comment by Pearl on July 21, 2014 at 17:59

Very clear explanation....Thank you.

Comment by Diah on July 16, 2014 at 8:31

Nice..such a great information..as a moslem, of course we must know why we are obligated to fasting, and the real battle in fasting is to defeat our self on emotions and negative energy. Great writing, sir!


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Comment by Tara Benwell on July 15, 2014 at 15:14

Thanks for the info! I've shared this on FB under my original question. 

Comment by dara gino on July 14, 2014 at 7:11

"Kiya haal hain Faisal. Bahut merhibani. Two parts are not enough to give the holy month of Ramadan its right. People used to wait seven or eight months to reach Ramadan. Thank you my friend Faisal!"

Comment by dara gino on July 14, 2014 at 7:06

Yaateek al afiya ya Tafeeq, wa nasal Allah an youslih Aliraq. Thanks Tafeeq!

Comment by Syed Faisal Ali on July 14, 2014 at 0:12

God bless you brother......such a nice blog with nice information

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