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this vedio is both Arabic and English ,,start in Arabic but at the middle you will find English words

Ramadan – For Non Muslims

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Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is a great month. It is the month in which Allah revealed the Quran as a guidance for the whole of mankind. It is the month in which Allah gave the Muslims victory in their first and greatest  battle at Badr. It is the month which has  Laylat al-Qadr, a night which is better than a thousand months.

In Ramadan the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are shut, and the shayaateen (devils) are tied up and the reward for good deeds, acts of charity and acts of worship are multiplied in this month.

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Fasting

according to Dr. Muhammad M. Abu Laylah, Professor of Islamic studies and head of the English Department, faculty of languages and translation at Al-Azhar University :

Fasting as such is a human phenomenon, which is noticeable in all religions, whether primitive or developed, Divinely revealed or man-made. Allah Almighty says: (O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off evil) (Al-Baqarah 2: 183)

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Origins of Ramadan

From Wikipedia

The name “Ramaḍāma” had been the name of the ninth month in the Arab world long before the arrival of Islam; the word itself derived from an Arabic root rmḍ, as in words like “ramiḍa” or “ar-ramaḍ” denoting intense heat[1], scorched ground and shortness of rations. In the Qu’ran, God proclaims that “fasting has been written down (as obligatory) upon you, as it was upon those before you”. According to the earliest hadith, this refers to the Jewish practice of fasting on Yom Kippur.

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Benefits of Ramadan

About.com

Through fasting, a Muslim experiences hunger and thirst, and sympathizes with those in the world who have little to eat every day.

Through increased devotion, Muslims feel closer to their Creator, and recognize that everything we have in this life is a blessing from Him.

Through increased charity, Muslims develop feelings of generosity and good-will toward others. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said, “A man’s wealth is never diminished by charity.”

Through self-control, a Muslim practices good manners, good speech, and good habits.
Through changing routines, Muslims have a chance to establish more healthy lifestyle habits — particularly with regards to diet and smoking.

Through family and community gatherings, Muslims strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood, in their own communities and throughout the world

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The purposes, discipline, and activities of Ramadan

religioustolerance.org

The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the ‘five pillars’ of Islam.2 Muslims who fall within one of the following categories may elect to not observe the fast:

  • Children under the age of puberty.
  • People who are mentally incapacitated or not responsible for their actions.
  • The elderly.
  • The sick.
  • Travelers who are on journeys of more than about fifty miles.
  • Pregnant women and nursing mothers.
  • Women who are menstruating.

Those who are temporarily unable to fast must make up the missed days at another time, or feed the poor.

Young children are encouraged to fast as much as they are able. 2

A full daytime fast can be very stressful for many people. Professor Saghir Akhtar has written an online essay for the BBC with health and diet advice during Ramadan. 3

Muslims may engage in a number of activities during Ramadan:

  • Some read the entire Qur’an.
  • Taraweeh prayers (a.k.a. the night prayers) are said every evening during Ramadan in addition to the normal five prayers recited each day of the year.
  • Some of the Muslims spend their entire night praying to Allah. 4
  • Muhammad observed Al-I’etikaaf (retreat) during the last ten days of Ramadan. Some contemporary Muslims do the same by staying in the mosque over a number of days. They store provisions in a corner of the mosque, and engage in spiritual pursuits, such as prayer, recitation of the Qur’an, glorification of Allah, studying the Hadith, etc. 5
  • “During the entire month of Ramadan the Lailatul Qadr is the most special night for all the Muslims who fast. It is believed that Lailatul Qadr night falls during the last 10 days of Ramadan during the odd days like 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. But many Muslims believe this “night of power” to be on 27th as it was originally on that day.” 4 This night is believed to be when Muhammad first received the Qur’an.
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