The Do’s & Don’ts of Ramadan

The Do's & Don'ts of Ramadan

The month-long celebration of Ramadan is just a few days away, and we’re all excited to indulge in the festivity with enthusiasm.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a pious time for the Muslim community across the world. Fasting from dawn to sunset during this month comes with a set of norms, which abstains the devotees from doing various activities. Fasting during the holy month depicts true devotion, physically and spiritually. People are expected to maintain the sanctity of Ramadan and its celebrations in its true sense.

This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on April 12, 2021, and end on May 21, 2021, following the excitement of the big festival, Eid ul-Fitr. While you’re busy preparing for the holy month, we have curated a list of things you should and shouldn’t be doing during Ramadan for a quick brush up.

Do’s

  • Recite the Holy Quran

Recite the Holy Quran

Ramadan is the period when humans can communicate to the Almighty without any barriers. People ask for forgiveness for their sins from the creator, and thus, reciting the Quran is a way to connect with god.

  • Greet Your Muslim Friends

Greet Your Muslim Friends

Ramadan brings people together, and thus, wishing your friends and family is an important part of this occasion. You can convey your Ramadan wishes in Arabic by saying ‘Ramadan Kareem’.

  • Dress Appropriately

Dress Appropriately

Choosing the right clothes for Ramadan is a must. Make sure you cover your knees and shoulders properly and choose decent clothes to appear in public spaces.

  • Donate & Encourage Unity

Donate & Encourage Unity

You can contribute your bit and help someone during Ramadan by giving donations at camps. People come together during this month to encourage unity and help those in need.

  • Be Mindful

Be Mindful

While your friends or colleagues are fasting for the whole day besides being productive, be mindful of what you talk about with them. Avoid sharing food snaps on social media and get along with the peaceful vibes of Ramadan.

Don’ts

  • No Eating, Drinking & Smoking in Public

No Eating, Drinking & Smoking in Public

There are designated places for activities like eating, drinking, and smoking during Ramadan. But, if it isn’t mentioned clearly, then it’s best to avoid the same before you reach home.

  • No Chewing Gums

No Chewing Gums

It might sound very simple, but chewing gums during Ramadan is a big NO-NO.

  • No Loud Music

No Loud Music

Loud music is considered offensive to the people who are observing Ramadan with full devotion. Avoid listening to music at a high volume as it disrupts the prayers and concentration.

  • No Fights and Swearing

No Fights and Swearing

Ramadan is a sacred festival and getting into fights and abusing someone disrespects the meaning of this festival. Do not get into fights and swearing, and be kind to people around you.

Ramadan is a festival full of emotions and harmony. Make sure you follow all the do’s and don’ts and be courteous towards your friends, family members, and colleagues. Lastly, spread love during the holy month and respect everyone.

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Muskan Abbi

Muskan loves cheese and penning down poetry, often in that order. She is an in-house content writer and can be found at work by following the sound of brisk typing.

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