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Introduction to Ramadan

Ramadan 2024 is around the corner! These few weeks are a sacred time for Muslims all around the world to worship Allah (SWT). They provide a chance for prayer, self-reflection, and gratitude for Allah’s (SWT) kindness and love. This article will provide you with a detailed overview of the importance of the blessed month of Ramadan.

When is Ramadan 2024 in Pakistan

The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle. Hence, the Holy Month of Ramadan has an annual rotation of approximately ten days. The moon sighting for Ramadan 2024 will occur on the 30th day of Shaban. The Shaban month does not start on the same day in every country. Hence, there are differences in the moon sighting dates for Ramadan 2024. In Pakistan, Ramadan is anticipated to start this year on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

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Ramadan Traditions and Significance

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims in Pakistan practice self-control and self-discipline. During the day, it is common to continue their daily tasks. However, they need time to offer prayers and iftar. Hence, in Pakistan, offices, colleges, and schools close early during this time.

Mosques organize the prayers of Taraweeh. Also, they arrange the recitation of the Holy Quran. It assists people to fully immerse in devotion,. Women in Pakistan typically pray at home, while men go to mosques to offer prayers.

All the major cities of the country will again come to live in Ramadan 2024. People love going out after the Maghrib prayers. These cities will seem to never sleep. Most restaurants in the nation close at the beginning and end of each fast month. In short, everything revolves around the holy month.

Delicious food

Women prepare their favourite foods for their children and families. Usually, they take hours in preparation for the iftar. It is customary throughout the Muslim world to break the fast with juicy dates, black tea with cream and sugar, and homemade lemonade. There is a little snack after them. They usually serve:

  • Dahi Bhalla 
  • Fruit chat
  • Channa Chat
  • Samosas or pakoras
  • Gulab jamun

In sehri, Pakistani Muslims usually prefer omelets and parathas. Some people eat Dahi. It helps them better digest food. Also, it provides additional energy for completing the fast.

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Charity Tradition in Pakistan

When it comes to giving to charities, Pakistanis are among the world’s most generous people. The finest time for them to give back is during the Holy Month of Ramadan when their generosity is paired with blessings. You will see people giving iftar boxes and donations everywhere you look during Ramadan.

Benefits of Fasting in Ramadan

Either during Ramadan or on our own volition, there are numerous benefits to fasting (Sawm). It helps us become more appreciative and mindful of Allah, enhances our bodily well-being and our connection to food, keeps us safe from the Fire, and guides us to Jannah.

Fasting has numerous advantages, including psychological, social, spiritual, and physical ones. The following are a few advantages of fasting:

  • Spiritual discipline, as well as spiritual purity
  • Physical well-being and health
  • Reduced Weight and Enhanced Metabolism
  • Better Management of Blood Sugar
  • Feelings of appreciation and compassion
  • An enhanced immune system
  • Better Quality of Sleep
  • Lowers blood pressure

Muslims are aware of the various purposes and advantages of fasting. It assists in helping one become 

  • more aware of God and His blessings
  • teaches patience
  • strengthens a relationship with God
  • allows one to ask for repentance of sins
  • serves as an awakening to the suffering of those who lack access to enough water, shelter, and food.

How Muslims Celebrate Ramadan Kareem?

Around the world, people celebrate Ramadan in a variety of ways. To maximize the benefits of the month-long fast, Muslims come together for 

  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Reading Quran 

People come together to observe the occasion, from Iftar celebrations, which mark the beginning of one’s fast, to traditional meals and home décor.

It’s a time of additional prayers, donations, and good acts for Muslims. Eid al-Fitr is the Islamic celebration that falls after Ramadan.

In Ramadan 2024, Muslims around the world will refocus on their religious practices and how they might be applied to their everyday lives.

If someone is sick during this month or needs to travel, they can make up the extra fasting days after Ramadan. If fasting is not possible, one can substitute charitable activities, such as feeding those in poverty or donating. Adults with physical capabilities and older kids fast from sunrise to sunset during the day. 

The need to fast is not applicable to children, elderly people, frail people, pregnant or nursing mothers, those on lengthy trips, or people with mental illnesses.

Important Duas and Hadith in Ramazan

You can easily find hadiths on Ramadan. Some of the trustworthy and popular sources include

  • Sahih Al Bukhari
  • Sunan Al Tirmidhi
  • Sunan Ibn Majah
  • Sahih Ibn Hibban
  • Sahih Muslim

Hadith and Duas on Ramadan

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

“When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of the heaven are opened, the gates of Hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1899

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In another narration, the Prophet (PBUH) said:

“On the first night of the month of Ramadan, the devils are chained, and the jinns are restrained, the gates of Hellfire are closed, and none of its gates are opened, the gates of Paradise are opened, and none of its gates are closed, and a heavenly caller announces: O seeker of good, come near! O seeker of evil, stop short! Allah has those He saves from the Hellfire, and that is during every night.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhii 682

Abu Hurairah narrated that the Last Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“The Five daily prayers, and from one Friday prayer to the next and from Ramadan to Ramadan, are expiation of sins committed to between provided one stays away from the major sins.” 

Source: Al-Bukhari

Conclusion

Ramadan is highly significant for Muslims all over the world. This holy month provides a chance for self-analysis, prayer, and charitable deeds. Ramadan unites people in devotion, from the excitement of moon sightings to the busy streets around Iftar. The customs of prayer, fasting, and charity are common. It serves as a gentle reminder to practice gratitude, compassion, and spiritual discipline. 

FAQs

Q. What is the duration of Ramadan in 2024?

It is anticipated that Ramadan will start in the evening on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, and conclude on Tuesday, April 10, 2024, this year.

Q. In Pakistan, when will Ramadan begin in 2024?

In Pakistan, Ramadan 2024 is anticipated to begin on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Q. What typical meals do Muslims in Pakistan consume during Ramadan?

Traditional Ramadan fare for Pakistani Muslims includes gula jamun, fruit chat, channa chat, dahi bhalla, and samosas or pakoras. 

Q. What are the advantages of fasting in Ramadan?

An improved immune system, weight loss, improved blood sugar control, physical well-being, and spiritual purity are just a few advantages of fasting during Ramadan.

Q. How is Ramadan observed by Muslims worldwide?

Muslims observe Ramadan in a variety of ways, such as through reading the Quran, praying, and meditating. In addition, they meet together for traditional feasts, Iftar festivities, and house décor. 

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