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Learn about the holiday of Ramadan and when the Ramadan observance begins for 2015.

What is Ramadan?

The holiday honors the time when Allah, via the angel Gabriel, revealed the first verses of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, to a caravan trader named Muhammad.

Muslims believe that fasting cleanses the body, and the practice reminds them of the suffering of the poor.

Beginning at age 12, all Muslims take part in the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Eating and drinking (including water) is prohibited during daylight hours, and the day's abstinence is offset by a nightly meal known as iftar. Food is often shared with a poor family during Ramadan.

At the end of the 30-day fast is Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking the Fast), when there is much feasting and celebration.

Ramadan Start Dates

Year First day of Ramadan (fasting begins)
2014 Sunday, June 29
2015 Thursday, June 18

If you observe Ramadan, please share your traditions below!

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Asslamwalaikum Ramzan mubarak

By siraj

Asslamwalaikum
Ramzan mubarak

As^salamu alaykum... I'm not

By MR. GARY

As^salamu alaykum...

I'm not a Muslim but i convert to Muslim last year.. i try to obligation to Allah (god the creator)..

anybody to answer my question.. what is the end of fasting..?

The end of fasting by an hour

By Ahmed kassem

The end of fasting by an hour is different based on where you live, it is when you hear the call for Magrib prayer, after the sun down

muhammad did been food no

By dumi

muhammad did been food no fasting time short. i looked people did food at night. different real jesus dont eat 40 day. please you tell me

Asslama Walekum ramzan

By sajid

Asslama Walekum ramzan mubarak my all Muslim brother and sister

Dear all ( Muslims and

By MJK

Dear all ( Muslims and non-Muslims),

Islam is the simplest but the most misunderstood religion particularly in the West.

Just read Quran with translation in any language you like and try to figure our for your own life what is the message of Allah ( God - our creator) for all of us. Simply - Live a good life full of good deeds, mercy and kindness towards all and always do the right thing. By living such a life, every person can achieve peace,
contentment and happiness and become a useful person for everyone else in this world.

In Islam, God wants you to be good to others always throughout your life so that people miss you for your good deeds when you leave this world one day.

May God give us all wisdom, guidance and ability to lead a good life for the rest of our lives. The blessings of Ramadan bring muslims even closer to God. So practice Ramadan in order to live a wonderful life - so that whoever sees you and meets you, will find you a person worth respecting and following. We all want to live in a society/country/community of good people. That is the mission of Islam: create a world of good people.

My sincerest prayers are with you and please keep me in your good prayers!

MJK

Dear All, Can you please tell

By Burul

Dear All,

Can you please tell me the exact date the start of Ramadan 2014? I live in Connecticut, need your help.

My good friend is a

By Avni

My good friend is a muslim(kind a like him ... if you know what I mean). I wanted this Ramadan to be special for him. I was thinking of fasting too. But I'm not muslim if anyone could suggest the best ways to be a part of ramadan without disrespecting the religion.
My friend has been through a string of break ups, I want to remind him through this ramadan that life can be tough but I m there for him....He just has to believe in me.. You think this would help
Please suggest ?

Ja it will work jst show hin

By zain adams

Ja it will work jst show hin ur support thts all

If you want to respect his

By JembeQueen

If you want to respect his religion, leave him alone.

Ramadan is a time for serious religious reflection and not a time for 'hooking up.' I don't even understand how you could think of using a religious holiday as an opportunity to get closer to a practicing Muslim that is trying to cleanse himself and his body of unpure thoughts during the day and in the evening.

Shame on you!

What I suggest, since you asked is that YOU take this time to think about how you live your life and your thought process to even come up with such a thing. The best thing for you to do is leave him alone during Ramadan so he can concentrate on what he's supposed to concentrate on - Allah, not you.

There are always two types of

By madeyedexter

There are always two types of benefits to every deed a muslim does. First is of this life and second benefit is of the life after this one. You will get the benefit of this life only. I would like to add that whatever you do in Ramadhan is for yourself. All your fasting, nights of worship, prayers and self control is to please Allah Swt. So if you do not believe in Him then all your offerings are in vain. Your friend has nothing to do with your fasting. Same is the case for me. When I fast, I do not do it to show it to my mother , father. Bro, sis, etc. I would request u to remove from your mind that you will be helping him by fasting alongside him. The only good thing that will come from you fasting is the scientific benefit of fasting, feeding the poor and self control.

For any queries: madeyedexter92@gmail.com

Peace Avni. It doesn't say in

By JayDee

Peace Avni. It doesn't say in the Qur'an that you have to be Muslim to partake in Ramadan. I'm not Muslim myself, but this year will be my 3rd year fasting, and all my Muslim friends approve. In fact one of my good friends is giving me my very own prayer rug. I'd say the best way to make this Ramadan special for your friend is to express to him how you feel, and then tell him you want to share in the Ramadan experience with him. The worst he could do is say no, but I doubt he will.

Good Luck and God Bless.

SALAM ALAIKOM So the ramadan

By Yas

SALAM ALAIKOM
So the ramadan start inshaullah all Muslim (suni and shai) around the world will take this opportunity to reestablish their closeness to Allah, forget what happened in the past and look for a better future, respecting every single person of the community from elder to children, from Christian to bodist. But it is not clear for most Muslin that the should have this responsibilities all 12 months, not only ramadan.

The tension between (Suni and Shai) in Iraq and Syria is not what we have to do we should make a strong bond, using this holly month we can do more than praying inside the mosques. If we can't change ourselves from the ideologies of converting all the world into(suni and Shai), how could possibly we change our children future and where will be get to.

it is the time to act, come together whether if you are Suni or Shai whether if you pray five times a day or three time. Lets Make decision of our future ourselves not, others, seek help from our brothers or sisters not foreigners.

At the end lets make this happen, there are already Muslims men and women severely damaged. people can't simply afford to loss any more member of their family.

Muslims lives are in crises lets help those how need our support, come together, whether if you are Suni or Shai, black or white. but at the end of the day we are all the same family.

Thank you.

I'm so moved by this post. It

By Sadaat Hamin

I'm so moved by this post. It has inspired me to not only be better Muslim but also to be a better human being to treat all that Allah has created with respect. I'm gonna save this,so that whenever I feel myself reverting back to my old ways,I can use this as reference so that I can continue to work at being a better human being.
As Salaamu Alaykum Ramadan Mubarak

I am living and working in Al

By Harry Gatley

I am living and working in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. I am Muslim but have type 1 diabetes and a heart condition. If I reduce my insulin I can fast but I still need to take pain killers during the day for neuropathies. Is it forbidden for me to take my pills?

Hi, If you really want to go

By Md Waseem

Hi,

If you really want to go for fasting then I will give you god suggestion to reduce down your diabetes so that you can also feel better & always do all fasting in Ramadan.

Thanks...

Allah Hafiz

you should not (are not

By H. Rod

you should not (are not allowed to) fast if you have a medical problem that can be worsen by fasting.

Thanks for Tell

By Noor Fahad

Thanks for Tell

Dear all. I am very happy to

By HAJIRANI

Dear all. I am very happy to share Ideas with you.

To the person (Habiba) who

By Matthew Malik

To the person (Habiba) who felt intimated by the welter of information: My advice is ignore all the minutiae of the jursiprudential stuff - its comes from man not God, much of it is trivia really, and people get obsessed by it and fail to see the bigger picture.

The basics are what is important:

Prayer, and Kindness to others especially the poor and needy - thats the recurring message of the early Suras of the Quran. This forms the basis of a programme of spiritual development that lease us back to our origin. What is in the heart is what counts.

Salaam, I InshaAllah will

By Nughman Rehmani

Salaam,

I InshaAllah will observe fast in Ramadan. Due to my work timings it will not be easy because my shift timing is from night 11 to morning 8. Also I have classes on Sundays from 2:30 to 6:30. But every year this is the time when Allah gives me strength and power to accomplish every obstacle. So please observe fast in this holy month and Allah will surely help you in your Life.

Nughman

PLS KEEPFAST(RAMZAN) LIKE

By sonu saifi

PLS KEEPFAST(RAMZAN) LIKE THESE ARE MY LAST RAMZAN IN MY LIFE.
JUST THINK.

I born into a muslim family

By Habiba

I born into a muslim family but since I did not grow up within the family I never had the chance to really practice the religion. I gravitated to Christianity but for a while now I have felt spiritually unsatisfied and everything within me wants to know and practice the Islamic faith. However, everytime I look for information on learning the faith properly, I am completely overwhelmed by the Arabic words, traditions, what to do and when and I am afraid I cannot do this. Ramadan is just a few days away and I read all the comments of what people are preparing to do (going to the mosque, reading the Qu'ran) and I feel so inadequate and unprepared that I'm beginning to think that maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew. I do not have a mosque thereby that I can go to and my work schedule would not even permit me it there was one close by.

Am completely alone in feeling this way or are there others out there like me and what have they done to remedy the situation and what can I do? Please help me!

Dear Habiba, My name id

By Md Waseem

Dear Habiba,

My name id Waseem Siddiqui from India.

First of all you only try to learn 5 times namaz & follow on a daily basis along with Roza.

Then, try to learn Quran Shareef from some of the person who will teach you so that your namaz will also refine, if any mistake in your namaz.

Once you know some basic principles like 5 times namaz, Roza & Tilawat of Quran, then you feel better & one voice from your heart will come out to say that you are proud to be Muslim.
Also you feel very calm & peacful.

Allah Hafiz...

Ramadan Mubarak...

If you want to know anything like principle, etc of Namaz, Roza, etc, then feel free to write on sid.wasim@gmail.com

salaam Habiba I am from Cape

By nasif gamieldien

salaam Habiba
I am from Cape Town, South Africa. Please forward your contact details to me so that I can send you some literature on easy approaches and practices and I may also put you in contact with our local Imam who will be able to guide you further.

I'm not Muslim. but in

By batch121

I'm not Muslim. but in support of my coworkers that are Muslim I fasting I fast with them. Its a amazing way to get a better understanding of who you are. You don't need to do everything the correct way Allah knows what's in your heart and that's all that matters. Look for a Quran book that's in English and start from there that's what I use

Sorry that message is for

By ibn adam

Sorry that message is for habiba, not shazia.it said shazia at the bottom.apologies.hope to hear from you habiba

Salaam shazia. Forget what

By ibn adam

Salaam shazia.
Forget what everyone has said.it seems likethey dont want you to come closer to islam.allah guide us.
Its simple, you cant read arabic? Then read a quraan in english, you dont know how to pray salaat? We all start somewhere.insha Allah i would like to assist and guide you.if you wish so,please email me gttdi82@hotmail.co.uk insha allah we can learn together..trust me islam is simple amd easy.easier than people make it out..
Hope to hear from you soon.
In the mean time, if ramadhan starts tomorow or day after.ramadhan mubaarak to all.

Asalamualekum Habiba, I read

By Shazia

Asalamualekum Habiba,

I read your mail and thought to guide you if you are interested in fasting..

If you want to read something just start from basic, Purchase basic book (Qaida From Market) Request someone who is Muslim around you to teach basic world after that you can search the details on Google for advance learning it will defiantly help you.

For namaz you no need to go to Mosque because female are not allow so you prepare namaz anywhere at your work place also after vadhu, your place should be clean.

For fasting just follow Aftar and Sheri timing as same as available on Google If you want to follow you religion Allah will make a path for your guidance Inshallah

Where did you read in the

By JembeQueen

Where did you read in the Koran that females are not allowed in the mosque?

This is totally untrue. There are separate sides for men and women and the only time they are not allowed in the mosque is during menstruation - which makes total sense if you think about the time period/sanitation of the people when the Holy Koran was originally written.

I wouldn't want to be in the mosque with a menstruating woman in front of me at that time either! It's not sexist (like that guy was trying to be), it's just plain common sense.

That being said, I understand EXACTLY what you mean. I wasn't born into a Muslim family (I don't think, I was adopted) but I always felt I was Muslim inside so I converted as an adult. My conversion was by myself, in a town with no mosque, like yours. I had no Muslim acquaintances because Arabs and Indians were pretty racist against black people in general at that time. (After 911 they became our best friends! haha!) Anyway so I did what others said:
#1 don't make it so complicated
#2 buy a Holy Koran in English and a prayer book with wadu instructions and learn the main prayer - its only one, it's not difficult or long
#3 Make a padded prayer rug out of natural cotton material with no images of any animal, plant or place. Or if you aren't the type, buy a prayer rug, preferably not one made in China... just my personal thing. Why buy a rug produced by people who's official stance is that don't believe in Islam?

#4 follow the directions using your books to guide you and pray every morning before you go to work. When you come home in the evening you can make up the prayers you missed. Use your books, and don't be embarrassed. It's better to pray in private however to reduce distractions.

Allah will bless you no matter how you do it, as long as your heart is sincere.

Also fast during Ramadam, that is obligatory and simple. Don't eat after sunrise and keep your fast until dark. Many people break it at 'sunset' while it's still daylight, the birds are singing and they are still sweating from the heat... I don't. The Holy Koran says 'from the threads of the day until the threads of the night' and that's not 7:30pm!

Assalamu Alaikum brothers and

By Swalih Mohammed

Assalamu Alaikum brothers and sisters. In Islam Women are not allowed to pray or fast or enter mosque only during their menstrual period. But in some places the local belief doesn't promote women going to mosque. Also it is ideal for women to pray in the houses or where they are rather than going to mosque but still there is nothing wrong in doing so. In fact Women going for Hajj performs prayers inside the mosque right?

salimohammed007@gmail.com

Why would you tell her women

By Nejmah

Why would you tell her women are not allowed at the masjid? That's false information.

Salam Alakum. I do not have a

By Isiaq Balogun

Salam Alakum.

I do not have a flexible schedule neither is do I have a mosque close to me but I intend to observe Ramadan Insha Allah.

It is very rewarding to go to mosque to perform Tarawih ( supererogatory prayers), reading the Quran and attending Tafsir ( Lectures).

One of the lessons of Ramadan is to promote unity by doing things in congregation however all these activities can still be done by oneself.

May Allah make Ramadan easy for us and make it a rewarding one.

Ramadan Kareem.

Switch to Buddhism or

By Rajeev

Switch to Buddhism or Hinduism. Read the Bhagavath Geeta and see the changes in your life. God Bless you

Dear Rajeev You cannot

By Ankur Sharma

Dear Rajeev

You cannot convert to hinduism, please have some knowledge before writing. A HINDU is born Hindu it is not a religion rather it is a way of Living.

To ALL

I have not read any of the religious books but I know one thing that they give you moral to spread peace and care about humanity. So please stop discrimination on religion and try to be a good HUMAN not a religious freak comparing religion goods and bads.

Dear Rajeev, I can understand

By Swalih Mohammed

Dear Rajeev,

I can understand from your comment that you are not sure with your own PATH. Otherwise you wont say "Buddhism or Hinduism". Or simply your motive is to distract Muslims away from Islam.

Also if you are that sure can you tell me how many times you have read the Vedas/Ramayana/Mahabharata ?? Try to answer this question without Cheating yourself. Try reading them and understand what is written in them. After you got the knowledge in those scriptures, Read Quran (Translation in your local language is OK). Understand the Differences between them. You can even try Bible and other Religions Holy Books. But i am sure that if you are genuine in doing so, you will be able to see that Quran is the true message from God. I am not challenging you but this is a challenge from God Himself. Be Honest. May Allah Guide You.

Swalih Mohammed
If you need any help : Salimohammed007@gmail.com
I am also from India.

You should read the Quraan

By Talia

You should read the Quraan once in english. In Sha Allah (if God wills) you'll maybe want to switch to Islam.I was a type 1 diabetic and due to my prayers Allah cured me I'm no more a diabetec patient shukr alhamdulilah I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 9 and I was cured at 12 years old and now I'm healthy so prayers are really strong. My doctor was shocked as I did a blood test and the result was no diabetes my pancrease was working at 100 percent. I'm so grateful to Allah and I make my 5 time salaah(prayers). Anyway Ramadhan mubarak to all may Allah make it easy for all of us and have a blessed month In Sha Allah. Keep me in your duas :).

I will never leave Islam.

By Talia

I will never leave Islam. Islam is my religion and I was born a muslim.I'm actually doing islamic work and my life changed so much. I make my 5 time salaah(prayers) and shukr to Allah I'm succesful now. Anyway Ramadhan mubarak may Allah make it easy for all of us this month Inshallah.Have a blessed Ramadhan to all my fellow muslim brothers and sister. :)

I will never leave Islam.

By Talia

I will never leave Islam. Islam is my religion and I was born a muslim.I'm actually doing islamic work and my life changed so much. I make my 5 time salaah and shukr to Allah I'm succesful now. Anyway Ramadhan mubarak may Allah make it easy for all of us this month Inshallah.

Dear Rajeev. why should I

By fardeen

Dear Rajeev.
why should I read a book that come Mahabharata that talks about war..should I read the vedas..it itself u guys don't know who is your God. the Aryan came from east asia and stayed in Pakistan before invading india...the excavation work at the saraswati river shows where they came from.
or do u want me to read the Upanishads..at first there were 8000 shlokas now there are over 100,000
where do they come from.
The word Hindu itself is not in the vedas but it referred to what is now Pakistan...but it is the british who called u hindus which comes from the waord al hind...In vedas the only close word is sindu..ur religion is called Vedic dharma or sanatana dharma...please go read ur own history before telling muslims what they should do.
may be u should read the athur veda which talks about sorcery and black magic. or tell us why hindus are still committing infanticide..the kill the foetus as soon as the couple finds that its a girl....

Dear Brother Rajeev, Please

By Sulthan

Dear Brother Rajeev,

Please read the quran only once.

In Shaa Allah, Allah will guide you to paradise

Hello Sister Habiba, Allah

By Aqueelah Abdullah

Hello Sister Habiba,

Allah say's that there is no oppression in Islam so take you time and start off slow like a baby this religion is perfect not the ppl as you are finding your way to Allah he will try you to show you yourself. It's up too you to do right or wrong don't let all the knowledge of Islam to overwhelme you. Some of us had more time to practice this deen. What you don't know in Islam you are not held accountable for, but wants you learn it then you know and you will be held accountable for your knowledge. Ramadan will be great for you take it one day at a time and every step you take towards Allah he take two huge steps to you or more...and Allah swt.. knows best. Have a blessed Ramadan from a sister in the world Aqueelah Abdullah.

Sorry that should have been

By shireen

Sorry that should have been Allahumma innaka afuwan tuhibul afwa fa'fu ani (O Allah You are forgiving and You love to forgive so forgive me)

Assalamu alaikum. I

By shireen

Assalamu alaikum. I understand where you're coming from as i was also born into a Muslim family but didnt start practising the deen until i was 25 (2 years ago). Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to Allah) that you know Islam is the truth and that you have emaan (faith), its a blessing. Dont worry about what everyone else is doing, we all have to start somewhere and we cant be expected to know everything straight away, it takes time. Definitely fast as it is compulsory for us to do it if we are healthy enough. If you know how to read the Quran, read as much as you can throughout Ramadan and if you dont know how to read it, spend these next few days looking for a teacher or beginners classes you can attend in order to read it in shaa Allah. Make sure you pray your 5 daily prayers and do dhikr (remembrance of Allah) after each salah (prayer). One type of dhikr you should do is recite Subhan'Allah 33 times, Alhamdulillah 33 times and Allahu akbar 34 times. Also repeat astagfirullah very often. Make a lot of dua, ask Allah azza wa jal (the Mighty and Majestic) to give you strength and to increase you in beneficial knowledge. Dont let shaitan make you think that youve bitten off more than you can chew, you can do it! I was very very far from the deen and now alhamdulillah i cover fully and try to be a good Muslim by staying away from whats forbidden and trying to do what we are told to do. Also if you havent already, make sure you read the Quran translation, it changed my life when i first read it. you can go on quran.com and read and/or listen. I also recommend that you buy a small book called Fortress of the Muslim which is filled with beneficial duas.
May Allah azza wa jal guide you to the straight path and keep you firm upon it-Ameen.
Finally another dua you should make very often 'O Allah Turner of Hearts, Make my heart firm upon your deen.' And during this blessed month repeat this dua 'Allahumma innaka afuwun tuhibuk afwa fa'fu ani

hello my dear Muslim is best

By ballamanneh8@yahoo.com

hello my dear Muslim is best reneging.........
Allah say in Qumran famanyaman mestkarazarating sarayara if u do anything eider good or bad i will pay you for that

To all contributory to the

By olaide

To all contributory to the sister issue, jazakah lah khaerah, pls dear sister in islam oblique to wht people have said. Observe ur solat and do a lot of dikhir this month Allah is sufficient for you.

Sister, what city do u live

By MsNina K-F

Sister, what city do u live in? if you are in Melbourne I would love to chat with u and if u like I can take you to a mosque and provide you with reading material. You are not alone, Allah is guiding you and there are many brothers and sisters who would love to help you find the information you are looking for. It will seem overwhelming to begin with but with the right tools, you will see the beauty and inner peace that Islam provides.

I wish you all the best on your amazing journey ahead.

Nina

Read the Quran with Tarjuma &

By Muslimah

Read the Quran with Tarjuma & Tafseer by Maulana Maududi. Also listen Tafseer by Dr. Israr Ahmed. Please follow the same and you will get each and every information In Sha Allah. Reading quran and Understanding Quran is the best way to understand Islam. I am saying this bcoz of my personal exp. Jazak Allah Khair..

AsSalam walikum, Go onto u r

By sister

AsSalam walikum,
Go onto u r Internet and type Guide us tv.com or you tube it.
Sheik Yusuf Estes,an American born who converted 2 Islam and became a sheik and scholar, he will help u. He advertises his personal phone number. They also have a portion on their website,the live part, where u can ask questions and he or his assistant will answer all and any questions u might have.
PLEASE my brother/sister don't worry, with Ya Allah there are no worries.
Inshallah, I as well converted into Islam and it's 1 step at a time. Like a new born baby.
Allhamdulliah, u found ur way back because Ya Allah wants u 2 come back home.
Happy Ramadan.

Any other info look up on the Internet 2 get ur fasting times and prayer times of our city, state down. Look around and may Ya Allah open ur eyes to find the nearest Masjid. I believe the Allah knows best 4 he has already opened up ur heart, soul and mind. Half the battle is won. C that was simple.
Welcome back my brother/sister, we surely missed you.
Any Islamic books u want Sheik Yusuf Estes will help. Get the Holy Queen in Arabic WITH ENGLISH translation. That's what I have and it is awesome. ..
AsSalam walikum.

Sister, where are you from?

By AMuslim

Sister, where are you from? The best way is to meet a local imam in the masjid. Search a mosque closed by (Islamicfinder.com). Go to their website and try to contact the imam of the masjid through email. If you visit masjid personally, you can ask for the imam from anyone. There are 5 prayers in a day so there will be people there through out the day and night. Especially at night for taraweeh prayers during Ramadan. May Allah make the journey really easy for you and guide us all. Ameen!

Alluhamdulilah jazaka Allah

By yassin edris-uganda

Alluhamdulilah jazaka Allah kayr.. blessed Ramadthan for all the believers. may the Almighty God guide ,protect and bless us during the holy month and thereafter. Insha Allah!

May ALLAH mk it easy for

By naeemah

May ALLAH mk it easy for every muslims this ramadhan Ameen

Asalamu Alaikum

By siddiqua

Asalamu Alaikum warah,
Alhamdhulillah.i got a chance to being a fasting.May Allah swt Forgve our all sins.

I'm happy to see the month

By Mian Irfan

I'm happy to see the month ramadan

Ramadan is the best chance to

By Nasir Husain

Ramadan is the best chance to ask Allah for forgiveness. Thank him for his blessings and for keeping you alive till this moment.

alhamud lillah may allah

By royal muzamil

alhamud lillah may allah bless us as muslim

Allah bless everyone....

By shefali

Allah bless everyone.... Allah is not going to see that someone one is muslim & i'm going to help only them Alaah helps evry person .....

please when na holly month of

By mumini

please when na holly month of Ramadan start?

A salaam. W I thanks to Allah

By Ahmed

A salaam. W
I thanks to Allah s w ho give us month of Ramadan it's very great month whit
Pleasing pls all Muslim Prather And sister do fast
Jkz

Which date of Ramadan Eid In

By Javidbhai I.Manknojiya

Which date of Ramadan Eid In Gujarat,India

It is on the 29th/30th of

By Shakar

It is on the 29th/30th of July.. Hopefully, the first Fasting Day/ Roza starts on 29th of June.. I wish you and your family Happy Ramzan and please do your best... Let's care for others, Animals and all living creatures..... Adaaab !!

It is most likely that

By ahmed

It is most likely that ramadan will begin on june 29 in most of india. Looking at the moon visibility curves, if perfect weather conditions prevail in india, ramadan will begin on june 29. If it is cloudy then ramadan begins on june 30.

assalamualaikum thanks for

By shaik ameer

assalamualaikum thanks for giving information about fasting date. i am seafarer.i want to know exactly date of fasting start. allah hafiz

Ramadan is the best holiday

By ahmed

Ramadan is the best holiday in the world everyone muslims they like to do Ramadan because we love Ramadan

hi, reply so that i will tell

By sali garuwa

hi,

reply so that i will tell u more.

Sali

saligaruwa02@rediffmailcom

first hi to all muslims

By tamim khan

first hi to all muslims around the world and thanks from my god to we are muslim.
i love my religion islam and my prophet and my allah. we are all muslim is that not important shia or sunni it is important we are alhamdulillah muslim and we are like a big family and sister and brother father mother and we must respect for each other like a brother sister father and mother because islam is a peace religion not war.. so i have not any more thing to say because i am a so small your muslim brother i can say just this not any more and i hope for all muslim around the world to have beautiful RAMADAN for every one thanks.

I am Hindu in india but still

By anand

I am Hindu in india but still I keep fast in Ramadan because I knw purpose behind it and I really respect all religions.

anand,i admire your

By haris

anand,i admire your intentions.....

Assalamu ala manitaba

By lawal abubakar mahmoud

Assalamu ala manitaba alhuda.ASSALATUWASSALAMU ALAIKA YARASULILLAH,YAHABIBULLAH.Allahumma salli ala sayyidina muhammadin wasallim waala alihi wasahabihi wasalim.

t is so good that the blessed

By Abdul Majeed

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lam saidul cming fem Assam,

By saidul alam

lam saidul cming fem Assam, Naw iam at Chennai Aploo spclty hosptl,
If possible you send me Ramjan timetable 2013 for Chennai
I have not received Ramjan timetable 2013, plz mail me saidul1975@hotmail.com/ sms my mobile 08486866384.

Assalamu Alakum all muslim

By saidul alam

Assalamu Alakum all muslim bai

Why only Muslin Bhai? Why not

By Mir Alishah

Why only Muslin Bhai? Why not the whole world. Islam is not just for muslims its for whole mankind so plz spread the word.

Assalam allaikum my dear

By lateef

Assalam allaikum my dear brother&sister. From.India-Maharashtra-Beed.

a/w i am newly converted to

By Md. Aftab

a/w
i am newly converted to Islam. i just want to know the area where i live there is no any mosque nearby. can i read tarawih at my house alone...? I don't have idea does tarawih Mean Reading The Quran ? Plz let me know asap

Salam Alakum, Yes you can

By Isiaq Balogun

Salam Alakum,

Yes you can pray Tarawih by yourself it is just encouraged to be done in congregation to promote one of the lessons of Ramadan which is unity, Going to the mosque and praying together brings us together more.

Just like any other prayer you have to read the Quran during Tarawih. You can read as many verses as you dim fit.

Allahu Ahalam ( God knows best)

Ramadam Kareem

Yes you can pray tarawih at

By Mohammad

Yes you can pray tarawih at home with ur family. Tarawih is a prayer consisting 20 rakats.20 rakats are prayed as 2 rakats each and at end of every 2 rakats, give salam and start the next 2 rakats until you finish all 20 rakats. (That means 2 rakats 10 times)Its a sunnah prayer and practiced only in the nonth of Ramadan.

Well Aftab, if there is no

By Anas Mushir

Well Aftab, if there is no mosque there nereby the you can yourself perform Tarawih at your place. And let me clarify first of all(1) Tarawih is a namaz which can be performed at home if you are far away from the mosque.
(2) If in Tarawih there is no one to recite Qura an-Shareef then you can still perform the namaz by yourself without reciting whole Qura an. This can be performed by reciting Qura-an verses just as you normally recite in other namaaz.
Note: It is recomended to listen to entire Qura-an in Tarawih but not a mandate.

Assalamualaikum, m also

By alviya haneen

Assalamualaikum, m also reverted towards islam bt 4,5 years ago... So answer of ur query is as u r a guy so u hv to go to mosque bcz it should be with jamaa't... Nd u hv to complete the whole quran in 30 days by listening imaam or by urself... So if u r a hafiz then only u can do it by urself otherwise u hv to listen the whole quran.... And authentically its 11 rakaa'ts of taraweeh per day... If u wnt to cmplete quran by urself then u cn recite quran nt in traweeh bt in.the other time as much as u can... A girl also should do like ths by listening or by herself... Bt in india there is no much mosques available fr girls so they cn perform taraweeh at home whatever surah they remember... Nd if smbdy cn then she should cmplete quran by herself by reciting nt ny compulsion bcz u hv to understand the quraan nt jst reading it... As compulsion is nt fr u as well, as much as u cn then recite nd understand quran bt fr taraweeh u hv to perform it with jamaat anywhere in mosque or ny where...

Dear Brother

By Bilal

Dear Brother Assalamaualiekum, Yes you can pray salat trawih at your home either after offering Isha as well as after Mid night as done by ourProphet. Narreated by our Mother Ayesha (Prophets most dearest Wife) Prophet Muhammad (SW) Offered through out his life Ramadan as well NonRamadan 11 Rakats that is 8 Rakats Salat al lail (Tarwih) + 3Rakats Witar.

Brother you can also read Quran by seeing it while offering tarawih if not you are not hafiz.

Assalaamualaikum brother i

By syed ameer

Assalaamualaikum brother i congragulate you for entering into the true religion ISLAM i have studied n number of books of different religions but found only islam is the true religion and there is only 1 god 'ALLAH' So now your life after death is secured brother . You can pray tarawih in home .Tarawih is a namaz (prayer) you can offer 20 rakaths of namaz dividing into 2 rakaths each so 2 rakaths of namaz then again 2 rakats so do it 10 times this will sum up into 20 rakats .you can read any surah in these rakats.

you can pray at home...since

By mustapha ibrahim

you can pray at home...since you dont have any mosque close by....

My newly reverted brother. It

By Waleed Yaser USA

My newly reverted brother. It is best to find a Masjid - even if you have to travel a few miles to do Tarawh Salat so you may understand the proper conditions of praying. Just google Masjid in your area and you'll find something close by.

Slam Alaikum If possible you

By Ibrahim Siddiqui

Slam Alaikum
If possible you send me Ramjan timetable 2013 for bangalore
I have not received Ramjan timetable 2013
Allah hafiz

Let's go started our rahmaths

By Mirzaahmedkhan

Let's go started our rahmaths 10th days of Ramadan.

Same to you

By muhammad umar

Same to you

Apart from offering namaz and

By nawab

Apart from offering namaz and fasting. rectify quran day and night

and do sadakhath and offer nawafel namaz

You do not rectify Quaran you

By Najm Siddiqui

You do not rectify Quaran you RECITE it.

Assalam Alikum my dear

By Ayesha

Assalam Alikum my dear brothers and sister in Muslim ,ramdan Mubarak ho for my all Muslim people .hope ur wishes complet in dis month.Ameen

same to you

By muhammad umar

same to you

same to u my dear frnd may

By Azarudeen

same to u my dear frnd

may allah wishes u

Assalamu Alaikkum

O Allah I wish This month to

By Shareen Ibrahim

O Allah I wish This month to come to fast if Allah grant me to make it Ramadan Mubarak, to All brothers and sisters I love Allah Almighty.Ameen.

I tnk ALLAH 4 MAKING ME C

By mubarak

I tnk ALLAH 4 MAKING ME C 2DAY

To all brothers Muslim ,have

By fikiri ramadhani

To all brothers Muslim ,have s great ramadhani ,Allah bless u all

When is the fasting starting

By Hameed Bello

When is the fasting starting in nigeria

10TH of the Month. Yesterday.

By Jelilat

10TH of the Month. Yesterday.

pls also update me on when

By yusuf

pls also update me on when exactly the date is maye i can start mine tomorrow...thank you

Which day begins of ROZA plz

By imran khan

Which day begins of ROZA plz rply

Asslamoalaikum all worlds

By Md Nasir

Asslamoalaikum all worlds muslim Ramzaan Mubarak

Assalamu ali kum all muslim

By irshad

Assalamu ali kum all muslim persons in whole world and greatfull ramdam mubarak month see u all

Pls my question goes like

By Muham saheed

Pls my question goes like dis.people dt collect fasting 2day.they have fasting or not

Assalamu alaikum,Dear my

By Dr Sahidur Rahman

Assalamu alaikum,Dear my friends I have seen really Allah the Almighty always gives a very cool and pleasent weather during the Ramadhan month that what is cold Rehmat.... Allah Hafiz

great thanks to ALLAH for d

By salawu kayode

great thanks to ALLAH for d grace giving to me and all my family to see dis month of blessing.i pray dat as we started it together we will all see the end and many more to come.

Great web page.Quick one dose

By Iddrisu Mohammed Hussein

Great web page.Quick one dose it mean we should be fasting on the 9th?

Thank u allah 4 makin me

By Abdul gafar

Thank u allah 4 makin me xperience dis holy month 1s again (RAMADAN KAREEM).

i realy lik d aticle n

By ABDULAKEEM

i realy lik d aticle n coments i realy apreciat -abdulakeem 4rm lagos,thankx

the best page i have ever

By seid jibril

the best page i have ever read on Facebook ,may Allah help us in doing our best to Islam ,may Allah forgive all our sins in this Ramada ,ameen

alihamdulilah am alive to

By abdul hakeem

alihamdulilah am alive to witness dis year ramadan am very happy nd grateful to Allmaighty Allah for sparing ma life up todate is nt by ma power or by ma might but by his wish. Alihamdulilah robil aleemin RAMADAN KAREEM!!!

Tank u Allah for letting me 2

By Taiwo

Tank u Allah for letting me 2 see this month of blessing[moriaba bikun ya ramadan]

Assalamu alaikum(var)...we

By Mubina

Assalamu alaikum(var)...we have to proud our self as Muslim.....Masha Allah...and i m invery confusion pls let me know i m in india when is our roja going to start whether Wednesday or Thursday ...i m in very confusion stage since one week plz anybody help me my friends..Assalamu alaikum...

Thursday brother.

By Mirzaahmedkhan

Thursday brother.

this is nice

By Tijani ayuba

this is nice

Ramadan period is the period

By Mariam Lukman

Ramadan period is the period of steadfastness and cleanliness. May Allah guide us throughout this period(amen).

I welcome u all to d month of

By khafayat

I welcome u all to d month of blessing we hav bin xpetin, may Allah giv us d strenght n protect us to finish wat we xtarted (Amin) RAMADAN KAREEM to my muslim bro n sis in whole world masallam

Baarkallahu fina wa fikum

By Moouzzee Ahmadeedat

Baarkallahu fina wa fikum

I don't know why all the

By Barbara Hashim

I don't know why all the countries disagree on start date. I am a convert to Islam. My husband is Egyptian but we live in the USA. His mother in NYC follows Saudi start date which occurs on Wednesday this year but everything I see says America starts on Tuesday. Which is correct?!?! Help!

A/w i am also newly converted

By Md. Aftab

A/w
i am also newly converted to islam. i am from india. i have been observing fast during ramdaan for last 5+ years. i was also bit confused abt the timings. i have kept first fast today... Will you plz guide me the best to make me stable with islam. since due to conversion I have been by-cotted by all i am working in an mnc but want to move out from India. If possible help me plz.
I'll be waiting for your response.

This conflict in start date

By Kanwar Rao

This conflict in start date is due to different time zones. USA is about 11 hours behind many Asian countries. So the start of any day (date) is entirely different around world. Ramadan start is dependent on sighting of new moon (Islamic months are calculated based on moon).

In case of confusion and conflict, It is strongly recommended that what so ever scholars recommend, go with that. In USA many Islamic organizations work and they have their own methods to follow. None of them is wrong because they have logic behind their decisions. It is easy to follow Saudi Arabia as they are considered centre of Islamic world due to presence of holy places and being place of birth. Please note this is my personal opinion and does not intend to offend or hurt anybody.

Barbara, probably you could

By doni fajar

Barbara, probably you could check on this page :
http://www.makkahcalendar.org/en/ramadan-2013.php
hopefully it's help.

In Islam or Ramadan as you

By Mohammed Sani.

In Islam or Ramadan as you know seen is blving. If u hav seen d month 2 day then no body has any right 2 say no 2 it.thank u.Mohammed sani from Jos Nigeria.

I couldn't word it any

By IkeDvunnic

I couldn't word it any better, so I took it from Wikipedia:
Traditionally, the first day of each month is the day (beginning at sunset) of the first sighting of the hilal (crescent moon) shortly after sunset. If the hilal is not observed immediately after the 29th day of a month (either because clouds block its view or because the western sky is still too bright when the moon sets), then the day that begins at that sunset is the 30th.

Because of the wildly different locations, the Middle East probably won't be able to see the crescent moon until a day later than the Western hemisphere.

Omitted prayer during

By Ibrahim akeem

Omitted prayer during ramadhan

We thank Alaha for he gave us

By Abdo

We thank Alaha for he gave us this greatest months of the years from all the 12 months! our Alaha will preparing us for blessing all the Muslim in holy Ramadan months.

Assalamu Alleikum

By Twaha Yassin

Assalamu Alleikum warahumatuliliah wabarakathi

My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, i wish you best of your time in this wholly month of ramadthan and thanks be to Allah for letting us reach the month. Lets pray to Him such that all our sins are forgiven since He is the great

AMEEN

Salam, "Going to your wives

By sahib yusoff

Salam,

"Going to your wives during the nights of the fast is made lawful for you; they are coverings for you and you are coverings for them; Allah knows that you were deceiving yourselves (in this respect), so He accepted your penance and forgave you; so cohabit with them and seek what Allah has destined for you - and eat and drink until the white thread becomes distinct to you from the black thread at dawn - then complete the fast till NIGHTFALL; and do not touch women while staying in seclusion for worship in the mosques; these are the limits imposed by Allah, so do not go near them; this is how Allah explains His verses to mankind so that they may attain piety. (2:187)

Breaking fast time is at nightfall, not at sunset. See how Allah explains His verses.

the blessed month of

By faridshaibu

the blessed month of ramadan

the blessed month of ramadan is aproaching, please do not forget the poor and needy in the festivities, as that is the real essence of the holy month, stay peaceful and be patient! I can see a lot of misconceptions about islam unfortunately many misguided people are misusing the religion for their own gains and agendas, we should rationally segregate right from wrong!

nice day is coming

By murshid

nice day is coming

I love Ramadan when I fast I

By hana

I love Ramadan when I fast I feel happy

Alhamdulillah we thank

By Madugu manaf

Alhamdulillah we thank almighty allah for bringing us so far, we welcom the month of Ramadan. May allah give us strenght to be part of fasters

i am happy because allah give

By MD ZULFIQUAR AHMAD

i am happy because allah give me one more year

Pls broda & sist. I wnt u

By yakubu m. muwo

Pls broda & sist. I wnt u pple 2 inlight me abot d ramadan, i mean both gud & bad 4 it tanx.

MeMay Almighty Allah cont. to

By MD YOUSUF PASHA

MeMay Almighty Allah cont. to have mercy on us all, coz we fail to follow and practice what we read in the "Holy Quran" onless the Holy month of Ramdan is upon us all. HASTAGGAFIRU-LAHAH!!! and my family in the all year what we wait is only for the month of Holy Ramzan,, Subahanalla, no words to wxplain the happiness of this month,,, u know why ? Allha Say my son ask what u want the r no limits for making duwa this month,,You get tired asking him But he dose not get tired Give u and blessing you,,,,

I am so happy that Allah has

By neela

I am so happy that Allah has given me an one more chance to see Ramadan, I pray for all Muslim to stay on path of Allah and over grate prophet(SBUH)

Salam to everyone, I'm just

By abd el hafid

Salam to everyone,
I'm just moving to highlands ranch and i want to know when ramadan start.
thank you so much.

I really love this web nd

By Aicha bah

I really love this web nd enjoin reading all the comment, cuz it make learn more about our prophet mohamed (swas) nd our realigion islam thx alot 4 the information

Excellent comments on

By UmmAskia

Excellent comments on FASTING! ALHUMDULLILAAH !
For those Muslims who CANNOT fast ( Medical) & those who TRAVEL A LOT as part of jobs( Pilots, long distance Truck Drivers, etc.....) and those who live where IT IS DARK or DAYLIGHT FOR 6 months at a time, there are OTHER adjustments to be made! That gets complicated for those who cross TIME ZONES EVERYDAY!
Since I cannot fast, I have to FEED 30 people for one day, or One Person ,'for 30 days! So I donate food BEFORE or at END OF RAMADAN!

2 corrections : IF CANNOT

By UmmAkia

2 corrections : IF CANNOT FAST, then you can DONATE the food during RAMADAN(Before EID Begins) EID!
Also, I found out, those that live where it is Dark/Light for months at a time, are to OBSERVE Fasting Schedule, of CLOSEST State or Country that has 'Regular' SUN & MOON 'Rising/Setting . AsSalaamuAlaikum !Those Muslims who are ABLE, get out at NIGHT (With Children ALSO)and START looking at MOON Phases, EACH MONTH, KEEP COUNT of DAYS. Look up on internet "Moon Phase" site and LEARN the Proper words for the various STAGES of MOON. See where the MOON/SUN 'Rise' and 'SET', in the different parts of the sky each season (They DO CHANGE). Make IT FUN ,but learning!

Asalaamu alaykum to all

By Rashaad B.

Asalaamu alaykum to all Muslims and Non-Muslims. Just wanted to state a minor correction. Fasting during the month of Ramadan occurs from dawn to sunset, not sunrise to sunset. Hope this helps.

WaAlaykum AsSalaam

By UmmAkia

WaAlaykum AsSalaam WaRahmatullahi . May ALLAH, Bless you for the Info. on Sunrise vs. DAWN !

Most people do not know the

By Michnyc1

Most people do not know the difference between dawn and sunrise. Sunrise is much much later than the actual dawn....

Slm we tanx Allah 4 his

By Abdullahi zabi

Slm we tanx Allah 4 his gudience and protection 4 showing us ramadan in peace

Salaam,welcome the month of

By Abdul GANIYU OLAWALE OLAOYE

Salaam,welcome the month of Ramadan, May ALLAH count Us amongs those who will observe the Fasting (Amean)

Asalamu alaikum Rasoulilah

By basir

Asalamu alaikum
Rasoulilah pbuh loved Khadija so much. Khadija was a wonderful lady. She is one of the four greatest women ever lived on this earth. Rasouliah married Khadija because of her amazing qualities. Even after Khadija passed away Rasoulilah always talked about her and mentioned her name. She believed Rasoulilah so much, she was the first lady to accept Islam without any questions.
Ramadan is a wonderful month. I am so excited to start inshallah. Pls brothers and sisters fast the 30 days make lots of duas for urself, for all muslim, humen being, for your family. You have no idea how much sawab you get for making dua for others. Asalamu alaikum

this is really fantastic

By ahamd

this is really fantastic infromation

Me and my family in the all

By Esmail Kazi

Me and my family in the all year what we wait is only for the month of Holy Ramzan,, Subahanalla, no words to wxplain the happiness of this month,,, u know why ? Allha Say my son ask what u want the r no limits for making duwa this month,,You get tired asking him But he dose not get tired Give u and blessing you,,,,

All praise is due to Allah

By James Pearson

All praise is due to Allah the lord of the worlds for the holy month and peace and blessings to prophet Muhammad for courage generosity and preserverance with mankind

the blessed month of ramadan

By Rabya

the blessed month of ramadan is aproaching, please do not forget the poor and needy in the festivities, as that is the real essence of the holy month, stay peaceful and be patient! I can see a lot of misconceptions about islam unfortunately many misguided people are misusing the religion for their own gains and agendas, we should rationally segregate right from wrong!

Alhamdulillahi thanks alot i

By Abdul mojeed abdul malik

Alhamdulillahi thanks alot i really really love this page thanks

I luv this page thanks alot

By Abdul mojeed abdul malik

I luv this page thanks alot

tayedil se wait hai...... I'm

By Mr.khan

tayedil se wait hai...... I'm happy to see the month ramadan

i like this page thanks

By ansar hamza

i like this page thanks

Asalaam-Alakium,

By Nakia Salaam Yawh

Asalaam-Alakium, Shalome-alakium..peace and blessings to all of mankind in their respective languages and the paths(religion0 they choose to follow. I would recommend anyone to try the Ramadan fast be they a "muslim" or non. This would be an attempt for that individual to gain not only a spirtual cleansing but also a physical cleansing in abstaining from certain foods and drinks to build up a better discipline for health reasons. This would also be a great oppurtunity for those of diiferent faiths to learn more about Muhammed(PBUH)and the Quran and come to their own conclusions about Islam for themselves. I am not a Muslim nor a Jew or a Christian but I study and respect all of these faiths for their many commonalities. I also believe in 1 God and all of his many prophets and messengers. Ramadan Mubarack!!!! to all the True Beleivers.

it is so good that the

By shamim Nagawa

it is so good that the blessed month is approaching and so i appeal to all moslems in the world to get prepared for the blessings of Allah the Almighty

Iam very very happy in this

By kaleem

Iam very very happy in this month

About what you do not

By Alhajj Sulaiman alqutb Mchunu

About what you do not understand sir,regarding the marriage of the nabi(s.a.w) to ummul Khadija& ummul Aisha(r.a) as to last one,She was taken in when she was matured biologically speaking.She was not a child but an adult,as it is in our lifetime ,girls of such age becomes parents outside wedlock,so Allah is allowing us to do it correctly through prophet Muhammed(s.a.w).

Okay i do not understanding

By Alhassane

Okay i do not understanding you clearly

I am sorry but I cannot

By educator4you

I am sorry but I cannot understand how a man married his first wife who was rich and 16 years older than him and then his last wife was a little girl. I just don't get it.

Please don't apologise.It is

By Ms.MohamedAli

Please don't apologise.It is not usually possible to understand something when it has been learnt without its contextual background and historical circumstances and norms of when it occured.I would suggest,that if you have a sincere curiosity and a true need to understand this concept,then with an open mind read about the life of the Prophet (pbuh) and the condition of the society that existed at that time.Some reliable sources include:The Sealed Nectar by S.Al Mubarakpuri,
Muhammad,his life based on the earliest sources by Martin Lings and also read ' Our Mother A'isha's Age At The Time Of Her Marriage to The Prophet' on www.qa.sunnipath.com

It is much easier to understand something that ordinarily may seem outrageous,when one puts it into the right context and tries to approach it with an open and unbiased mind.

Try it,and see if it makes a difference to your understanding!

Hi, It is quite usual that a

By Abdul Majeed Shahul Hameed

Hi, It is quite usual that a man marries a lady who is older than him and it is being done even now through out the world.

Regarding the second part of the comment:

Yes Prophet Mohammed (PBUP) did marry a little girl, but started the family life with her after she was physically ready for it(Puperty).

After few years the child marriage was prohibited in Islam.

Those days child marriage was quite common accross the world. Both Muslims and Non muslims of those days were into it.

Allahamdulilah ramadan is

By sulaiman sanusi sulaiman

Allahamdulilah ramadan is approaching d month of holy bless may d Almighty God gives us d ability 2 perform it 4rm d beginning
2 d end of it may God bless us with d blessing of d month

am happy to see the month

By rafiu kehinde

am happy to see the month

Salam Alaikum Thanks God for

By shalif B Uzzi

Salam Alaikum Thanks God for another chance of this month and let's fast because its only month for whole year

ramadan is a bless month that

By ebrima

ramadan is a bless month that come onec a year is real bless month is not eacy have if we have month like ramadan we have to jone together ,may god belss ,and to fasith in pesce

I'm happy to see the month

By Moshood

I'm happy to see the month ramadan

Luv this

By Habib

Luv this

May Almighty Allah cont. to

By Ismaeel Alani Majolagbe

May Almighty Allah cont. to have mercy on us all, coz we fail to follow and practice what we read in the "Holy Quran" onless the Holy month of Ramdan is upon us all. HASTAGGAFIRU-LAHAH!!!

Thanks a lot for the

By fatimatu sahaabi

Thanks a lot for the knowledge

Bismillah. As-Salaam

By Sister Lateefah

Bismillah. As-Salaam Alaikum. This is one of the most beautiful threads I have read about Islam, The Prophet, and the faith, on a non-Muslim site. Peace and Blessings to the Almanac Staff for providing the opportunity for such sharing. May Allah (God) bless you / us all. AllahuAkbar!

Yes, Kahdija (Rahdi Allaho

By IAM123

Yes, Kahdija (Rahdi Allaho Anha) was the first person that The Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) told about his message of Islam upon returning from the cave. Kahdija Rahdi Allaho Anha wasted no time at all to accept Islam. Masha Allah

Asalamoalikum...... I

By Ali Sami

Asalamoalikum...... I love my religion Islam.... May ALLAH PAAK BLESS YOU ALL.... JAZAKALLAH KHAIR..... Asalamoalikum

CORRECTION: Allah revealed

By malik

CORRECTION: Allah revealed the first verse to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) not the angle gabriel.

Sentence revised. Thank you

By Almanac Staff

Sentence revised. Thank you for your feedback!

All of these comments were

By I just want to learn more about Islam!!

All of these comments were great. But I have one question,which is wasn't Khadijah (radhiyallaho anha) like years older then prophet Muhammad (SAW)? I have this book and I read about it and my mother told me story that she learnt from her parents about Islam, and wasn't Khadijah the first woman to convert to Islam? If I'm wrong please correct me.

Ur 100% correct on both

By Mossah

Ur 100% correct on both question Khadija wa indeed older dan our prophet n she wa de 1st lady 2 embrace islam

Yes you are correct she was

By jlb

Yes you are correct she was several years older then he was.

Yes u r right she was 15years

By Abubakar

Yes u r right she was 15years older than prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h).he got married 2 her when he was at d age of 25 and she was at d age of 40.

NO umm Sumaya was the first

By Shehu

NO umm Sumaya was the first female to accept the teachings of Al Islam

Kahdija, may Allah please

By Arshad

Kahdija, may Allah please with her, was first Muslim convert, Summaya was first female who gave her life for Islam.

I think you are mistaken, it

By jlb

I think you are mistaken, it was Khadijah who was the first woman. From what I was taught in class at the masjid and have found on the internet this is the correct answer.
Salaam alaikum

Since reverting to Islam ..it

By nataliej

Since reverting to Islam ..it has brougjt me much peace and direction.I made through my frist Rahmadan and there is no greater feeling of.innrr preace and being in tune with Allah

Nataliej, as a convert myself

By jlb

Nataliej, as a convert myself (33yrs now) may I wish you the best in your years to come and in your knowledge gained.

islam is truely a religion of

By ishaku bashir yakubu

islam is truely a religion of Allah. i love it.

Marshallah!!!!.....

By abdul rahman

Marshallah!!!!.....

Yes I love it with all my

By jlb

Yes I love it with all my heart.

Also important to mention

By Mr. Ameen

Also important to mention Islam means submission to The God and Muslim means one who submits to The God. This is not a new religion as all taught the same from Adam to Abraham, Moses, Jesus to Muhammad (prayers of peace and blessings of The God be on all of them).
The differences are primarily introduced by people. There is only One God and One Faith. God guide us all. Amin.
I enjoyed reading all comments
Peace

R U Kidding - He was NOT just

By Hajj

R U Kidding -
He was NOT just a Prophet and Messenger of God but Muhammad (PBUH) was also a direct descendant of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), A Member of the Leading and well respected Families (Hashahmite / Quarish, a Father, a Husband, StatesMan, Founder and Leader of the First Islamic State, a General the sincerely cared for All of our welfare

Phrase "desert-wandering"

By Almanac Staff

Phrase "desert-wandering" removed. Thank you for your feedback!

The terminology

By Roger111

The terminology "desert-wandering caravan trader named Muhammad"
Seems to imply that he was wandering the desert aimlessly.
That is not accurate.
He was a trader by profession. He used to take goods from Saudi Arabia to Syria, vice versa.
He was also a philosopher and used to think a lot about creation of the universe, and wanted to get answers to the universal questions like "Why are we here?"

You got it half right. Yes

By A follower of Islam

You got it half right. Yes Mohammed (peace be upon him) was a trader in his early life, working for Gadaja (later became his wife for 25 years until her death – She was 16 years older).
He did think about many things including why we are here and how (or who) created us. His people worshiped idols which he did not agree with and did not accept. At age 40, the angel Gabriel descended from heaven and informed Mohammed that he is Allah’s (God’s) chosen messenger to mankind with the message of Islam.
Sorry, but he was not a philosopher. Calling him a philosopher has the implication that he concocted Islam based on his own vision and philosophy, not so.

His wife's name was Khadijah

By jlb

His wife's name was Khadijah I am sure of this I named my daughter after her. May Allah give us all the best in this world and in the hereafter.

very nice religion education

By seife kebede

very nice religion education

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