Muslims across the world are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan by fasting. Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, started on the evening of April 2 and will end on the evening of May 2, 2022. In Ramadan which is also spelled as Ramzan, Muslims fast from dusk to dawn. Fasting is known as one of Islam’s five pillars. The fast begins with a little meal called sehri before sunrise and ends with an evening feast called Iftar.

The Islamic calendar’s ninth month, Ramadan has unique significance in the religion since it is claimed that the Holy Quran was sent down to earth during this month and was revealed to Prophet Mohammad in sections. For the Muslim community,  the holy Ramadan symbolizes fasting, charity, and spirituality.

While Muslims are required to pray five times a day throughout the year, the month of Ramadan has special Taraweeh prayers that are offered in groups. Muslims have been instructed not to meet for prayers and feasts this year due to social distancing standards and a statewide shut down due to the coronavirus.

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Each day’s sehri and iftar times are set. Iftar timing is for breaking the fast, while Sehri timing is for finishing the meal before the set time.

Here are some wishes and greetings that you can share with your friends and family:

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  1. I wish you 4 weeks of blessings, 30 days of mercy, and 720 hours of enlightenment during the month of Ramadan. Happy Ramadan!
  2. With a heart full of peace, harmony, and joy, welcome the month of Ramadan. May Allah’s wonderful blessings guard and guide you.
  3. May you find the greatest source of peace and laughter after Eid-ul-Fitr. Ramadan is a time of cleansing, so make the most of it! Have a wonderful day!
  4. May the crescent-shaped moon brighten your path to enlightenment as the auspicious month of Ramadan begins, and may Allah bless you with love and peace. I wish you a blessed Ramadan!
  5. Your heartfelt prayers, devotion, and faith in Allah will change you into a better person capable of serving society with wisdom and truth. I’m hoping that as you walk down the street, happiness will find you. Ramadan Mubarak!