Holy Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which Muslims practice fasting. The holy month begins and ends with the appearance of the slender crescent Moon; that is why Ramadan is not set on any specific days annually. Depending on the region, the dates on which Ramadan is celebrated may be changed.

Iran (IMNA) - Muslims believe that Ramadan is meant to build a strong relationship with God. The religious holiday involves fasting, praying and being around loved ones.

Muslims are also expected to make further efforts into the regulations of Islam by refraining from ill personality traits like falsehood, violence, anger, envy, greed and lust, and put their best to practice peace, love, and kindness.

Suhoor is an Islamic term referring to the meal eaten just before dawn as a traditional part of Ramadan. Even having a small meal for suhoor has been recommended in Islam, as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) stated: ‘Take suhoor, for there is blessing in it.’

The time of breaking the fast coincides with the timing of the Maghrib prayer, which is the prayer offered right after sunset.

The Holy Prophet (sa) said: ‘When the night advances and the day retreats, and the sun is hidden, then the fast is to be broken.’

Every year, the holy month of Ramadan moves 10-11 days forward and lasts between 29 and 30 days until the sighting of the super-slim young crescent moon of Shawwal.

Daily supplications for the month of Ramadan; 1st day:

O Allah, on this day make my fasts the fasts of those who fast (sincerely), and my standing up in prayer of those who stand up in prayer (obediently), awaken me in it from the sleep of the heedless, and forgive me my sins , O God of the worlds, and forgive me, O one who forgives the sinners.

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