The month of Ramadan is starting

The month of Ramadan is starting on May 5, 2019

The Five Pillars of Islam:

  • The Profession of Faith. The Profession of Faith is the most fundamental expression of Islamic beliefs, which means there is no god except God Almighty and Prophet Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah.
  • Daily Prayers. Muslims are  expected to pray five times a day. …
  • Alms Giving. The giving of alms. The Muslims are required to give money to charity   (2% of their savings). If a person does not have much money, they can give services to others instead.
  • Fasting during Ramadan— Fasting is obligatory on all healthy Muslims.
  • Pilgrimage to Mecca. Muslims are required to do Hajj once in a life time if the person have the financial support.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.

Ramadan, (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving and self-accountability for Muslims all over the world. The first verses of the Koran (Qu’ran) were also revealed during the last third of Ramadan, making this an especially holy month

The month of Ramadan is more than just fasting from sunrise to sunset,  many other factors come into play during this Holy month.   During this month, Muslims are required to abstain from worldly activities, focusing more on worship through prayer,  (a lot of prayer is done in the evenings to dawn in congregation in the mosques), reading the Quran, charity work, family gatherings, as well as restraining oneself from using foul language, gossiping, suspicion and/or anything that entices negativity towards others or to oneself. This is a month of cleansing ones soul and purifying oneself.

Many Muslims broaden their compassion for the hungry and less fortunate when they fast.

Fasting Ramadan is obligatory once a child reaches puberty, however some children may want to try and/or observe fasting at an earlier age.

Having mentioned all of the above, students should perform all regular activities related to academic studies during school.

If they get up early before sunrise to eat and drink, as they are supposed to, they should not have any problems in regards to performing normally through out the day.

However, there will be some students who may be a bit tired or lack some level of energy, thus accommodations might need to be made for  the amount of physical activity that students can participate in, so the student can be successful throughout the school day and not fall ill.

In Islam, fasting is exempt if it causes a person physical stress, or for those who have an illness (i.e. diabetic) ,or travelling on a long journey (there are conditions on the length and type of journey), pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating, old age, and/or someone with mental health issues.

Ramadan ends when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted again, marking the new lunar month’s start. Eid- ul- Fitr is on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 is the Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.

People congratulate each other by wishing. “Happy Eid” or “Eid Mubarak”

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