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The Essence of Holy Month of Ramadan

Dr. Nisar Farhad ✉ Ramadan, one of the sacred months in the Islamic calendar, begins with the sighting of the new crescent moon and fluctuates each year because the lunar Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon. It was also part of ancient Arabs’ calendars and the title of Ramadan stems from the Arabic root “ar-ramad,” which means scorching heat. It is believed that in A.D. 610, the angel Gabriel appeared to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and revealed to Him the Holy Quran. That revelation, Lailat ul Qadr—or the “Night of Power”—is believed to have occurred during Ramadan as mentioned in Holy Quran. “Surely, we have revealed to you the Grand Night, and what will make you comprehend what the Grand Night is? The Grand Night is better than a thousand months. The Angels and the Spirit descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair. Peace! It is till the break of the morning.” (The Holy Qur’an 97:5) According to Hadith, Lailat-ul-Qadr falls on one of the odd nights of the l