Ramadan is the most significant month of the year for over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide.
What makes Ramadan so special is that it is the month that the Holy Qur’an, or the Muslim Holy Book, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel. During this month, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk to achieve a higher level of God consciousness. Acts of charity, increased prayer and supplications, repentance, and forgiveness of others take place. Children and pregnant or nursing women are exempt from the mandatory fasting but are encouraged to participate in the previously stated acts.
Ramadan is based on a lunar calendar. Because of this, Ramadan typically falls 10 days earlier than the previous year. This year, Ramadan begins either July 9 or 10, depending on the sighting of the new crescent moon.
30 Ramadan Names
A name for each day that 1.6 billion Muslims will fast. Click through for names directly linked to this special holy month that have wonderful meanings.
Meaning: Ninth month of the Muslim lunar calendar; month of fasting.
Meaning: New crescent moon
Meaning: The angel through whom God revealed His words to God’s prophets.
Pronunciation: In Arabic, it’s “Jibreel”. Jib-reel
Meaning: Praiseworthy. The final Prophet in Islam.
Meaning: Born early; Wife of the Prophet Muhammad, first to believe in the revelation.
Meaning: Power. As in the “Night of Power” which is the night that Angel Gabriel first revealed the first verses from the Qur’an.
Meaning: Pure; virtuous.
Meaning: Prostrating in worship.
Meaning: Mercy, compassion, kindness
Meaning: Kind, generous
Meaning: Light, illumination.
Meaning: Generous, kind.
Meaning: Full moon
Meaning: Nocturnal journey.
Meaning: One of the gates of Paradise.
Meaning: Festival, celebration.