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Ramaḍān (Arabic: رمضان) or Ramaḍān al-Mubārak (Arabic: رمضان المبارک) is the 9th month of Hijri calendar. It is obligatory for every Muslim to fast all the days of this month. In the Qur'an, this month is mentioned as the month in which the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet (s). The Night of al-Qadr is in this month. Also, 21st of this month is the martyrdom anniversary of Imam 'Ali (a).

Among the most important recommended practices in this month are reciting the Qur'an, observing night vigil at the three possible nights of al-Qadr, making supplication, repenting, giving Iftar meals to others and helping the needy.

Due to great significance of this month, committing sins in this month leads to worse divine punishments in this world and in the Hereafter.

This month is greatly revered by Muslims and is considered their month of worship and the faithfuls prepare themselves spiritually in the previous months of Rajab and Sha'ban to begin this month prepared and ready to receive its blessings. Read more...