Ramadan is a period of fasting in the Islamic religion. Muslims use that period to fast and pray to Allah. Historically, Muslims were first commanded to fast in the second year of Hijra and they have this belief that the practice of fasting is necessary for believers to attain taqwa, meaning the fear of God.
According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is observed in the ninth month of the calendar. During this period, Muslims all over the world observe a strict period of fasting from dawn until sunset for 30 days.
They start the day with a meal to begin the fast and avoid anything eatable and drinkable the rest of the day till it’s time to break the fast. The pre-dawn meal they take before the fast is called the suhur, while the meal used to break the fast at sunset is termed iftar.
During the Ramadan period, Muslims also devote almost all their time to prayers and charitable acts.
What Is Haram In Ramadan?
During Ramadan, it is Haram to have sex, eat any food, drink any liquids and smoke cigarettes. Apart from these, it is also Haram to involve in any sinful activity like gossip, insults or fight.
How To Avoid Haram In Ramadan
To avoid Haram in the period of Ramadan, one must endeavour to abstain and avoid anything that will cause him or her to be unclean.