Why is Ramadan important?
The ninth month of an Islamic Calendar is celebrated as the holy month Ramadan- the month of fasting. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam that aims to grant greater Self-discipline, self-purification, and compassion for those in need.
Along with Faith, Prayer, Charity, and Pilgrimage to the Holy city of Mecca, Fasting is the pillar of Islam that are the foundation of the Muslim life. Ramadan also marks the first revelation of the holy book, The Quran, to the Prophet of Muhammed.
When does Ramadan begin?
As Islam follows the lunar calendar, Ramadan falls about 11 days earlier than it did in the previous year. This year as it begins from the 7th May in the most regions of the world, it is going to be a challenging month for Muslims to focus on renewing their spiritual life and practical application of it with the summer heat. To beat these heatwaves Justhaat brings you Rooh Afza Rose Flavour Syrup at exclusive Ramadan special prises.
Faith and Food: Suhoor and Iftar
The Arabic word for fasting - SWAM- literally translates to “ to refrain”.
During this holy month, the healthy adult Muslims abstains from eating or drinking anything from dawn to dusk. Children, elderly people and pregnant, postnatal, breastfeeding or menstruating women are exempted from fasting along with the travellers. The fast is completed not only by not abstaining from food but one also has to keep themselves away from sensual pleasures and immoral acts.
Suhoor and Iftar are important meals of the day during this sacred month. Suhoor refers to the meal taken just before the dawn, to begin with, the fast and Iftar refers to the meal eaten to break the fast. Many mosques arrange the community Iftar as
Ramadan is also the month of coming together. There is great importance of prayer before the Iftar as it is believed that the doors are barely open for the prayers of his believers who have been fasting for him. Breaking the fast with a date is advised. There are different traditions about Iftar according to different cultures.
Fasting being the essence of the holy month, food preparation is an integral part of it to keep up the energy and stamina throughout the day. One must take care of the fact that the holy month is to pray and seek blessings of Allah and not waste much time in preparation of lavish meals.
We believe the smarter option would be to choose to get the grocery delivered at the doorstep. This Ramadan Justhaat offers ready to serve sweets for your guests and a variety of Nuts at special prices to use in your Iftar recipes as well as to celebrate togetherness by gifting them to friends and family. And what could be the better option for daily nutrition supplies than dried walnuts or handful of almonds to keep you going through the tiresome day and keep up your energy until Taraweeh.
Besides fasting, the other objective of this holy month is to gain as much rewards and blessings. Charity is an integral aspect of the Ramadan. During the celebration of Ramadan, Muslims are expected to focus their attention on giving charity known as Zakat.
Muslims are expected to sympathise with those who are less fortunate and in need. We at Justhaat are happy to ease this task for you with our Multi Buy and Ramadan special offers which are sure to help through this.
Eid- al - fitr: celebrations of ethereal blessings
At the end of the Ramadan, Muslims celebrates one of the most significant festivals of Islam, Eid-al –fitr- the festival fast-breaking. Eid is celebrated by the first sight of the moon of the new month. Celebration of Eid includes charity, exchange of gifts and family meals.
This way Ramadan ends with thanking Allah for giving them the strength to observe the fast throughout the month. As we continue to serve you throughout this month to help you focus more on your prayers and less on chores, we hope that you continue to avail our services throughout the year. Count your blessings with Justhaat.