Star Giga Wishes Muslim Ummah A Blissful Ramadan.
During the month of Ramadan our office work timings are
10.00 AM to 3.30 PM from Sunday to Thursday
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the 9th Month of Islamic Calendar. This is a month of fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the mandatory acts that form the foundation of Muslim life. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Fasting means abstaining from food, drink, smoking, sex, swearing, gossip or other sinful acts, during daylight hours. Meals are served before dawn and after sunset. The meal before dawn is called suhur, the one after sunset is known as iftar.
What’s the purpose of the fasting?
It allows worshipers to concentrate their minds on devotion to their faith through prayers, expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness and helping the needy.
The religious texts state: “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong).
“And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days.
“Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.”
Everyone who has gone through puberty is expected to take part in fasting.
There are exceptions such as the elderly, women who are breastfeeding and those with diabetes or other illnesses, disabilities or medical conditions.