The month of Ramadan is the 9thmonth of the Islamic calendar and is Allahs gift to the Muslim Ummah. In it the revelation of the Quran commenced and in it the beloved Messenger of Allah was ordered to announce his Prophethood. In gratitude for the beginning of the Qurans’s revelation and announcement of the final prophethood, the Ummah has been ordered to fast during the month.
“O you who believe! Prescribed for you is the Fast, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may deserve God’s protection and attain piety.” (Qur’an 2:182)
The beloved Messenger (saw) himself explained the importance of Ramadan:
“If they knew the importance of Ramadan they would wish for the whole year to be Ramadan”. (Hadith – Musnad Aby Ya’laa)
Ramadan in 2019 is expected to start on the 5th of May and end with Eid al-Fitr on the 6th June.