Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar.
Muslims around the world have this month ticked off the calendar in red.
It’s a month of renewal, redemption and purity.
As many Muslims try to heighten their spiritual experience and immerse themselves in Islamic practice, very often they meet with a few ‘personal’ challenges.
We’re in no way mocking their struggles. We’re just celebrating Ramadan and the quirks that make us human.
More about Ramadan:
During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
Fasting is an exercise in self-restraint, aimed at making the rich experience the suffering of the less unfortunate.
Children, the elderly, ill people and women who are pregnant or menstruating are exempted from fasting on health grounds.
Fasting is one of Islam’s five pillars, alongside: declaration of faith; prayer five times a day; alms-giving; and the pilgrimage to holy sites in Saudi Arabia.
During Ramadan, Muslims are exhorted to intensely worship and read Islam’s holy book, the Koran, in order to experience spiritual renewal.
The month is also marked by a special nightly prayer called “taraweeh.”
Ramadan is particularly significant to Muslims because it was the month when the first verses of Koran were revealed to the prophet Mohammed in the 7th century AD.
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Here is a compilation of Ramadan humour to keep you going:
1. Sham Idrees is honestly hilarious. He deserves a mention.
Barber: How do you want it?
Me: I want to know when Ramadan will end
Barber: No problem cousin pic.twitter.com/IECqd0vXUJ
— Dearborners (@dearborners) June 2, 2016
When you wake someone in up in Ramadan and they sit at the table for 5 minutes wondering what’s going on 😂 pic.twitter.com/LJt7YQmdGM
— Mushy (@123Mushy) May 1, 2016
me all year: I hope my period only lasts like six hours I can’t do any more than that
me in ramadhan: how can I make my period last 30 days
— farwz (@farwzz) May 30, 2016
I’LL NOT EAT FRIED THINGS IN THIS RAMZAN
Whole Muslim Ummat: HAHAHAHA
Even fried things: HAHAHAHA
— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) June 22, 2015
P.s. This article is dedicated to Zuhaa Isaacs for going strong. Woman wakes up for sehri AND makes Fajr. Mashallah.
me during ramadan: *slightly less haram*
— NiMu (@malistkiss) June 2, 2016
PSA: it’s Ramadan tomorrow, so please be mindful and retweet all my selfies. Thank u
— robin dabanc (@futimah) June 5, 2016