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Ramadan

Fasting is abstaining from eating, drinking and all bodily enjoyment from dawn to sunset.
In qur`an 2 verse 183 Allah the most high says:
O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn Self-restraint

This year graduation ceremony holding at the National Mosque Conference hall marks the sixth walimat ceremony of the Islamiyyah.

Ramadan starts with the sighting of new moon after the sunset of the 29th of sha`abaan. If the new moon did not appear then Sha`abaan should be completed 30 days. Likewise Ramadan ends with the sighting of new moon of Shawwal.
Fasting is compulsory upon the fulfilment of the following;
Islam: the person must be a Muslim
Sanity: the person must be sane
Puberty: the person must attain the age of maturity according to Islam
Health: the person must be healthy enough.
The people that are exempted from fasting are as follows;
The sick
The traveler
The elderly who is physically unable to fast
The pregnant women
The menstruating women
The breast feeding mothers.
Some of the acts that spoils fasting are:
Eating or drinking intentionally during fasting
Smoking
Deliberate vomiting
Excess bleeding e.t.c
A fasting Muslim is required to involve him/herself in excess acts of worship. Such as;
Taraweeh prayers
Tahajud
Reciting the Holy Qur`an
Giving charity
Being kind to the creations of Allah. e.t.c
Fasting teaches us to be patient
It strengthen the body
It promotes sympathy
It creates equality
It encourages sincere love.