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Let this Ramadan be the most elegant one yet

Let this Ramadan be the most elegant one yet

What is the origin of the words Ramzan and Ramadan?

The Arabic word Ramida or Ar Ramad, which means extreme scorching heat and dryness, is the source of the word Ramadan. The Arabic word Ramda, which means sun-baked sand, is also derived from the word Ramadan. Ramadan may also refer to extreme stomach heat caused by thirst in certain contexts. When an individual fasts, they become thirsty, which causes the stomach to heat up.

The word Ramadan also has a symbolic sense, which means that all bad deeds are scorched away by good deeds in the same way that the sun scorches the earth. When it comes to molding, heat is typically used to reshape it.

The Beginning of Ramadan

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Muslims are required by Islamic practice to fast between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan lasts one lunar cycle (usually around 30 days).

Moon sightings signal the start of Ramadan, but astronomical measurements and observations have recently played a bigger role in deciding when the festivities begin.

Astrolabes were created in the 8th century by Muslim mathematician Muhammad al-Fazari as a navigational tool to aid in the path of Mecca and the calculation of Ramadan and other religious festivals.

The start of Ramadan is officially announced by a moon-sighting committee based in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia (the holiest city in Islamic traditions).

The first night of Ramadan has arrived, and everyone is delighted. In the Muslim world, the night comes before the day — similar to how Christmas Eve comes before Christmas and the previous day's sunset was just 3 hours earlier, ushering in the first night of the Holy Month.

In the majority of countries, there is a widespread misunderstanding that Ramadan is about fasting. It's understandable that people would think this way. Fasting comes as a shock to a world that is based on three meals per day.

The Purpose of Ramadan

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Habit-building

We’ve all read million and one articles on how long it takes to create a habit. I’ve seen a reasonably wide selection from about 21–90 days. Ramadan assumes it takes approximately 4 weeks to create a replacement habit.

Muslims use Ramadan as a chance to reflect on the positive habits they will implement in their lives. Why? Originally, because Muslims were told that any good they did during the month of Ramadan would be multiplied by 70. So it had been a robust incentive for them to create good habits.

The more after-life-oriented Muslims still believe that. For many others, though, it’s become a tradition to challenge themselves to build a new good habit over the month of Ramadan. It’s effective because everyone around them is doing it too. Even if an individual doesn’t live around Muslims, they’re connected to other Muslims on the web. And they’re all supporting each other to build better daily habits during Ramadan.

It could be going to the gym. Or going for a walk. Or writing every day. When someone breaks their normal routine by staying far away from food, they need to create a replacement routine for the month of Ramadan. And this is a great opportunity to build new good habits into your daily routine.

Action point: Find something pretty fixed in your routine, and change it. It could be your meal-times. As you build your new routine, incorporate a replacement daily habit. Keep it small. Small actions that you simply can maintain consistently sometimes yield the most important effects.

Balance

Ramadan is about staying grounded maintaining balance. But it’s because fasting in Ramadan is seen as quite another act of worship. It helps people to keep balance in their lives. How?

Because once you spend each day refraining from food, and you spend an evening praying or reading Quran, you’re reminded that there’s more to life outside of your day job and your bills and your worries. You’re reminded that there’s something else out there, whatever that something maybe.

That something may be a more realistic perspective of the range of the planet we live in: you’re connected to many people around the world also refraining from food. You know that some of them are in war zones, some in hospitals, others in palaces. You realize that the world won’t end if you don’t submit your report on time your report will be late, that’s all. And life goes on.

The world goes on. When you realize that life goes on, you’re able to let go of your stress. To find balance in your priorities and your life.

Action point: Remember that there’s more to life outside of this moment, outside of today. Find something that keeps you balanced, and keeps you connected with others around the globe. Remember that the earth still spins round, and that life still goes on.

Reflection

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Ramadan is a recognition that we live fast-paced lives. We’re always concentrating on today. How much money did I make? How many hours did I spend within the office? Will I be able to cover my bills? Am I gaining too much weight? Do I need to work harder for that promotion? And so and so forth.

Ramadan is one time in the year when people stop and take a look at their lives. When they fast, they automatically break their routines. Their breakfast routines, snack routines, lunch routines, dinner routines even their sleep routines. And by breaking one’s routine, an individual is forced to require an honest check out their lives and re-calibrate. Do I like the habits I have? Do I like where I am in my life?

What’s gone well over this past year? What did I want to achieve but didn’t? It’s kind of like setting a New Year’s Resolution. Except, you've got an entire month to reflect on where you're and where you would like to be.

Action point: Take some time off from your life to break your normal routines, and reflect on your life. Reflect on where you are, what you’re doing, and your habits.

The Delight of the Month

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Due to ongoing lockdown restrictions, many people will not be able to enjoy and experience street shopping, also many malls and shopping centers are also closed because of covid -19. But you guys don’t need to worry after working so hard full month everyone needs some kind of special treatment.

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