Festival

Ramazan festival in Sri Lanka

Ramadan or Ramazan is the famous religious festival and celebrated by Muslim people and one of the most popular festivals. At present people dress up in beautiful and new clothes or their best outfits and ladies decorate their hands from mehendi colours. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. But fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breast feeding, diabetic chronically ill. And also they fasting are done on behalf of poor people. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of prayers recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity. Ramadan is the month in which Muslims all around the world fast for 30 days from dawn the dusk. This annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam. The month last 29-30 days based on the visual sightings of the Crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

 

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