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Ramadan Begins

Embrace the spirit of compassion and peace as Ramadan begins. Join in the journey of fasting, prayer, and reflection during this holy month.
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Embrace the spirit of compassion and peace as Ramadan Begins on March 10. This sacred month in the Islamic calendar is steeped in tradition and history dating back to 610 CE. This was when the Prophet Muhammad, secluded in a cave outside Mecca, received the first revelations of the Quran, marking the inception of Islam. It’s a time of spiritual growth, prayer, and fasting during daylight hours which brings communities together in a shared experience of faith. So, gear up and dive into this glorious month of introspection, community bonding, and the exploration of inner strength. Let's celebrate and respect this holy time together!

History of Ramadan Begins

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>610 CE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Islam</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations of the Quran in a cave outside Mecca, marking the birth of Islam.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>622 CE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hijrah Migration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Prophet Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina. This year is considered the start of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>624 CE</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Ramadan Observed</div><div class='timeline-text'>The fasting of Ramadan as a compulsory element of the Five Pillars of Islam was established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1453</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ottoman Empire Embrace</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Ottoman Empire, marking the start of Ramadan with cannon shots, popularized distinctive customs and traditions that are followed until today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1969</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Islamic Calendar</div><div class='timeline-text'>An international Islamic conference officially adopted the Umm al-Qura Calendar, setting defined guidelines for Ramadan's observance worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Modern Support and Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media campaigns and global initiatives began to promote understanding and international support for those observing Ramadan.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Ramadan Begins

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Decorate your home</h3><p class='facts-text'>Embrace the arrival of Ramadan by decorating your house with lanterns, crescent moons, and stars. Hanging fairy lights or light strands can help create a peaceful environment and set the mood for contemplation and prayer.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a Ramadan journal</h3><p class='facts-text'>Begin a Ramadan journal to reflect on your thoughts, prayers, and experiences throughout the month. It allows you to document your spiritual journey which you can read again in the future to remind yourself of your growth and capabilities.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Organize a virtual iftar</h3><p class='facts-text'>With social distancing rules in place, hosting a virtual iftar could be a wonderful way to connect with family and friends. Share recipes ahead of time and prepare the same meal or simply enjoy the festive atmosphere together while remaining safe at a distance.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Plan acts of kindness</h3><p class='facts-text'>One of the key aspects of Ramadan is showing compassion and kindness to others. Plan small acts of kindness each day of Ramadan, for instance donating to the needy, reaching out to an old friend, or simply being patient and kind with everyone you interact with.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a prayer schedule</h3><p class='facts-text'>Fasting during Ramadan is not just about abstaining from food and drink but also from ill speech, anger, and harm to others. Preparing a prayer schedule can help ensure that you have ample time each day for reflection and spiritual development.</p></div></div>

Why Ramadan Begins is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a time of heightened spirituality and introspection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The beginning of Ramadan is a time for Muslims around the world to spiritually recharge, strengthen their relationship with Allah, and strive for growth. This heightened focus on faith and self-reflection is a universally positive aspect that we appreciate and love about the start of Ramadan.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It emphasizes empathy and compassion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Fasting from dawn till dusk allows one to experience what it feels like to be hungry and thirsty. This fosters empathy and encourages acts of charity and kindness towards those less fortunate. The spirit of compassion that is embedded in this holy month is something we deeply admire.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings communities together in a shared experience of faith</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Ramadan is a time when the community comes together, whether it's breaking fast together during Iftar or praying together at the mosque. Even while being physically distanced, the bond of shared faith and solidarity grows stronger. This sense of community and togetherness is definitely a reason we look forward to and love the start of Ramadan.</p></div></div>

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