Ramadan festival begins today


Jun 19, 2015-

Ramadan festival, observed as the month of fasting by the Muslims, begins today.

The festival is marked to observe the month when the Quran, the great holy book of the Muslims was revealed. Fasting from dawn till sunset locally known as Roja is mandatory for all adult Muslims except for those suffering from illness.

The holy month is divided into three parts including the first ten days of good times known as Barakkat, the second ten days of love and care known as Rahamat and the final ten days of Magafirat or forgiveness from Allah.

Those observing Roja keep their body pure and recite the Quran five times in a day regularly. The beginning and end of Ramadan are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar. The festival is believed to promote self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for those who are less fortunate, thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity. RSS

Published: 19-06-2015 10:27

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