Ramadan is a significant holiday in Islam. Billions of Muslim around the world celebrate this fortunate event with so much passion and devotion. There are number of customs and traditions being practiced during the Ramadan season. These include praying, fasting, charity and refraining from doing bad habits like drinking, binge eating, sex, etc. Each custom has its own significance and meaning. Here are some of the common beliefs about Ramadan.
- Fasting: Muslims believe that fasting will teach them to empathize with those who do not get enough food daily.
- Prayers: Muslims believe that through intense prayers, they will become a better person and connect with their inner self.
- Value and appreciation: They believe that by observing Ramadan they will appreciate all the good things in their life and will be thankful to God for his blessings.
- Self-control: Muslims believe that Ramadan will teach them self-control, good manners and good speech.
- Charity: Muslims believe that by performing charity they will become more generous.
- Bond of brotherhood: Muslims believe that Ramadan strengthens the bonds of brotherhood and community and develops a sense of goodwill.