Muslims across the World including Pakistan are observing the first Fast today (May 17, 2018) after Ramazan-ul-Mubarak moon was sighted in various parts of the Country on Wednesday evening.
The Holy Month of Ramazan – the ninth month of Islamic Calendar – last for 29 or 30 days during which faithful tend to spend more time in worship with an aim to please Allah Almighty and seek his forgiveness.
The significance of Ramazan has been highlighted in the Holy Quran and Hadithes multiples times.
Surah Al-Baqarah; Ayat 183
یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا کُتِبَ عَلَیۡکُمُ الصِّیَامُ کَمَا کُتِبَ عَلَی الَّذِیۡنَ مِنۡ قَبۡلِکُمۡ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَتَّقُوۡنَ
“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.”
Surah Al-Baqarah; Ayat 185
شَہۡرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِیۡۤ اُنۡزِلَ فِیۡہِ الۡقُرۡاٰنُ ہُدًی لِّلنَّاسِ وَ بَیِّنٰتٍ مِّنَ الۡہُدٰی وَ الۡفُرۡقَانِ ۚ فَمَنۡ شَہِدَ مِنۡکُمُ الشَّہۡرَ فَلۡیَصُمۡہُ ؕ وَ مَنۡ کَانَ مَرِیۡضًا اَوۡ عَلٰی سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّۃٌ مِّنۡ اَیَّامٍ اُخَرَ ؕ یُرِیۡدُ اللّٰہُ بِکُمُ الۡیُسۡرَ وَ لَا یُرِیۡدُ بِکُمُ الۡعُسۡرَ ۫ وَ لِتُکۡمِلُوا الۡعِدَّۃَ وَ لِتُکَبِّرُوا اللّٰہَ عَلٰی مَا ہَدٰىکُمۡ وَ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تَشۡکُرُوۡنَ
“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.”
More than usual, Muslims throng mosques to offer prayers and recitation of the Holy Quran while in last 10 days of Ramazan, Muslim observe Aitekaf in various mosques.
The Holy Month of Ramazan has immense importance in Islamabad as not only Muslims are bound to observe Fast throughout the month from dawn until sunset; rather, the Holy Quran was also revealed in this sacred month.
Throughout Ramazan, Muslims apart from performing other religious rituals also offer Taraweeh prayers in which the whole Holy Quran is recited.
Shaan-e-Ramazan by Junaid Jamshed & Amjad Sabri
Ramzan Rehmat Ka Khazina by Hafiz Tahir Qadri
Maah-E-Ramzan Aaya By Owais Raza Qadri
Ramzan e Madina by Hafiz Tahir Qadri
Ramzan Mein BOL by Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Shan e Ramazan by Amjed Sabri
Jashn e Ramazan by Ahsan Khan