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Ramadan: the month in which one night is better than a thousand months

“The Night of Majesty is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of their Lord—for every affair—Peace! it is till the rising of the morning.” —Holy Qur'an, Surah 97, verses 3-5

Ramadan is the 9th lunar month in Islamic calendar.  It is the month of Fasting which is one of the five pillars of Islam.   Fasting from eating and drinking observed from dawn to sunset (daylight hours).   After sunset foods and drinks are allowed.   In addition to fasting from food Muslims should observe moral values, peace, respect to others, honesty, spiritual closeness to God, prayers, helping the needy, paying charity to the poor and for goodwill, and doing all the other good deeds and denying bad ones.  
The month ends with the next lunar month (Shawal) in which the first day called Eid Al-Fitr, that charity is paid from each person and celebrating the end of fast.   

Irrespective of its scientific benefits on personal health, the fasting’s rewards according to the Holy Quran is given by Allah to those whose fasting accepted on the Day of Judgment.   The intention of fasting should not be for achieving health but to strive the body from food and deny bad actions and ultimately achieve spiritual closer to Allah.   It is for worshiping Allah.    

The month of Ramadan got personal and social benefits.  Moreover the Holy Quran mention a one night (The night of Majesty) which is during the last 10 nights that even better than a thousand month (or around 83 years).  No one exactly knows what happen during this night but Allah said that the Angles and the Holy Spirit descended during this night from heaven to our existence or our world (the Holy Quran said descended).    

Fasting was a known way of worship in all religions before islam such as christianity, Judaism, and others.   However the fasting is different from religions but we know that Jesus Christ (Peace be upon Him) fasted 40 days and 40 nights according to the Holy Bible.   

Ramadan Kareem and we wish peace and prosperity to all mankind in Earth. 

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