Muslims across the country are fully prepared to welcome First Sehri of the most holy and spiritual month for Muslims ‘Ramadan’, tomorrow (May 6).
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.
It involves abstaining from eating, drinking and smoking etc, from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “Taqwa”, or consciousness of God. In Pakistan this month is celebrated with numerous prayers and rituals. Men specially in the late evening visit mosques and perform a special long prayer of 20 Rakaa known as Taraveeh, while women pray the same at home.
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