The Holy Month of RAMADAN

The holy month of Ramadan is celebrated during the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. . For Muslims, Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.[7] This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.[8] The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the moon.

Our school conducted ‘ Ramadan’ assembly highlighting the importance of Ramadan . A beautifully scripted act was also played.The assembly was conducted by the 9th graders .It was on 5th Sunday – a day before the beginning the of holy month of Ramadan . Ramadan is not just about abstaining from food, it is primarily about being more pious and seeking spiritual closeness to God. Some Muslims spend more time in the mosque during the holy month or read the Quran. Ramadan is a time when Muslims are expected to focus more on charity, patience and being grateful.The importance of sharing or charitable works was also emphasized .

The assembly covered topics about Fasting – Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and brotherhood, and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are joining the whole Muslim society in observing the same duty, in the same manner, at the same time, for the same motives, and for the same end.It describe that Ramadan was the month of Unity and Sharing.
The role play which was enacted was a truly thought provoking .I had a great message of spreading love and equality among all irrespective of religion.It eas a geat example of how Ramadan is a month of togetherness , love and sharing between people.

The next one was the competition held at Central School ,Dubai on 25th April. The students from our school participated in Quran recitation ,elocution etc . The participation in these activities also emphasizes the importance we give for Islamic culture.

– Theerdha Rajesh
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