The word Ramazan (Ramadan) comes from Arabic, and that implies searing intensity or dryness. Fasting is fard (compulsory) for grown-up Muslims, with the exception of the individuals who are experiencing sickness, voyaging, are old, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, persistently sick, or discharging.
So that implies that the primary day of the long stretch of Ramazan (Ramadan), which is the 10th month of the Islamic schedule, goes in reverse by around 10 days every year. This generally affects how individuals experience Ramazan (Ramadan) from one year to another. Fasting during the heavenly month is one of the five mainstays of Islam, which likewise incorporate petition and a good cause. Too quickly, Muslims avoid eating, drinking, smoking, and participating in sexual activity from daybreak to dusk. Muslims follow the lunar schedule, and that implies Ramadan shows up a few days sooner every year.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the 10th month of the Islamic schedule. Islam utilizes a lunar schedule – that is, every month starts with the locating of the new moon. Since the lunar schedule is around 11 days more limited than the sun-oriented schedule utilized somewhere else, Islamic occasions “move” every year. In 2003 Ramadan starts on Oct. 27; in 2004 it will start on Oct. 15.
For in excess of a billion Muslims all over the planet remembering exactly 8 million for North America-Ramadan is a “month of gift” set apart by supplication, fasting, and a good cause. This year Ramadan goes before Christmas and covers Hanukkah.
In any case, while in many spots these occasions have become broadly marketed, Ramadan holds its attention on generosity and dedication to God (Allah in Arabic).
Why this month?
Muslims accept that during the long stretch of Ramadan, Allah uncovered the main sections of the Quran, the heavenly book of Islam. Around 610 A.D., the prophet Muhammad, harmony arrive, used to go out to the desert close to Mecca (in present Saudi Arabia) to ponder confidence, society, and God.
One night a voice called to him from the night sky. It was the holy messenger Gabriel, who told Muhammad he had decided to get the expression of Allah. In the days that followed, Muhammad wound up talking the stanzas that would be deciphered as the Quran.
At numerous mosques during Ramadan, around one 30th of the Quran is recounted every night in petitions to heaven known as Tarawih. Along these lines, before the month is over the total sacred text will have been recounted.
Why do Muslims fast?
Muslims practice Sawm, or fasting, for the whole month of Ramadan. This implies that they might eat or drink nothing, including water, while the sun is up as well as putting forth an exceptional attempt to keep away from sins. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars (obligations) of Islam. Likewise, with other Islamic obligations, all capable Muslims participate in Sawm from about age twelve.
Fasting fills some needs. While they are ravenous and parched, Muslims are helped to remember the enduring of poor people. Fasting is likewise a valuable chance to rehearse poise and purify the body and brain. Also, in this holiest month, fasting assists Muslims with feeling the harmony that comes from otherworldly dedication as well as family relationships with friends in faith.
During Ramadan in the Muslim world, most cafés are shut during the light hours. Families start off right on time for suhoor, a dinner eaten before the sun rises. After the sun sets, the quick is broken with a dinner known as Iftar. Iftar for the most part starts with dates and sweet beverages that give a speedy jolt of energy.
How does Ramadan end?
Ramadan closes with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2003 happened on November 26. In a real sense the “Celebration of Breaking the Fast,” Eid al-Fitr is one of the two most significant Islamic festivals (the other happens after the Hajj, or journey to Mecca). At Eid al-Fitr, individuals dress in their best garments, enhance their homes with lights and improvements, give treats to youngsters, and appreciate visits with loved ones.
A feeling of liberality and appreciation colors these merriments. In spite of the fact that foundation and great deeds are dependably significant in Islam, they have unique importance toward the finish of Ramadan. As the month attracts a nearby, Muslims are committed to sharing their gifts by taking care of poor people and making commitments to Mosques.
Ramadan 1st Ashra Dua, 2nd Ashra Dua and 3rd Ashra Dua
Dua for the First 10 Days of Ramadan
First Ashra Dua or Ramadan First Ashra Dua (during the first 10 days of Ramadan), also known as ‘Pehle Ashray ki Dua’ in the Urdu language, is a Dua for the first 10 days of Ramadan and many Muslims around the world recite this 1st Ashra Dua during the entire first 10 days of Ramadan.
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغيثُ
Second Ashra Dua
2nd Ashra Dua, also known as ‘Dusre Ashraki Dua’ in the Urdu language, is a Supplication that many Muslims recite during the middle 10 days of Ramadan.
اَسْتَغْفِرُ اللہَ رَبِّی مِنْ کُلِّ زَنْبٍ وَّ اَتُوْبُ اِلَیْہِ
2nd Ashra Dua or ‘Dusre Ashra ki Dua’ is self-explanatory as we are asking for Allah’s forgiveness through this Supplication.
Dua for the Last 10 days of Ramadan
Third Ashra Dua or Dua last 10 days of Ramadan, also known as ‘Teesra Ashra ki Dua’ is a Dua for the last 10 days of Ramadan and many Muslims around the world recite this during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ
Prophet (S.A.W.) used to strive hard in worship during the last 10 days of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.
Lailatul Qadr is one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan and doing good deeds during this night is better than thousand months (Surah Al-Qadr 97:3). Narrated by Aisha (R.A.), who said: ‘I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ Prophet (S.A.W.) recited the following Dua.’
Most scholars recommend the following Dua for the last 10 days of Ramadan because of the fact that Hadith in which this Dua is mentioned is Sahih (most authentic) in grade. So recite the following Dua not only for Lailatul Qadr but for the entire third Ashra of Ramadan because this Dua is recommended by our Prophet (S.A.W.). This Dua should be regularly recited during the entire 3rd Ashra of Ramadan.