x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   US FDA approves five-minute ‘Rapid’ coronavirus COVID-19 test | SpiceJet offers to fly people going back to Bihar from Delhi, Mumbai due to lockdown over coronavirus COVID-19 threat | Covid19: Budgam admin under scanner for ‘mismanagement’ at Srinagar airport | COVID-19 Fight! 13 Municipalities in Kashmir without Executive Officers | 4 more test positive for Corona Virus in Kashmir, number of active cases climbs to 16 in JK | Panic in Rajouri after man tests positive | JKRETTF appeals for deduction of one day salary | K P relief holders demand 2 months cash assistance in advance | NGOs, volunteers helping Banihal Admin to spread COVID 19 awareness | Academic activity to continue On-line in SKUAST of Jammu | Public must unite, support Govt: Karan Singh | District administration all set to tackle Corona outbreak: DM | Imam of mosque, others booked for lockdown violation | MPEJ seeks electoral and judicial reforms | Demand to exempt clerical employees to submit salary bills | Manjit Singh seeks probe into house collapse | Development takes a back seat in Guru Angad Dev Ji Mohalla: Munish | BJP workers distribute fruit, defy social distancing at Lakhanpur | Movement passes for essential commodities in Jammu routed through Legal Metrology | All Domestic Flights Suspended Till April 14, Says DGCA | Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayan’ makes comeback during lockdown | District Admin Poonch fails to make arrangements against COVID-19 | India’s middle class gets a breather | Combating COVID-19 | Doyen of Punjabi Music Industry Lal Chand Yamla is even more relevant in today’s times | Time to exhibit sensibility | Pak army stoops low again, facilitates infiltration as world battles COVID-19 | Doctors allege manhandling by police | Another fake order on 4G restoration in J&K pops up | DMRR&R issues duty roster for officials | GMC postpones last dates for receipt of application forms | Authorities of UP, J&K on toes after death of Coronavirus victim | Around ‘700 people identified’ hiding travel history in Kmr | Enquiry ordered after GMC Anantnag, Health Deptt officials violate protocol | Retired employees waiting for pension | Several stranded people called for help to reach back to homes | What initiatives does Govt has undertaken to ensure safety of prisoners in jails? | Bukhari demands interest subvention to provide relief to ailing economic sectors of J&K | Quarantined people complain of adequate facilities at Jammu centres | 200 additional isolation beds readied at Gandhi Nagar Hospital: Atal Dulloo | Break Covid-19 chain, pay water bills online: PHE to Public | Break Covid-19 chain, pay electricity bills online: PDD to Public | Samba Administration dedicates DH for treatment of Coronavirus patients | Admin asks cops to caution religious leaders against congregations | Six booked in Bandipora for violating restrictions | GMC postpones last dates for receipt of application forms | Armed Forces deliver spraying machines to SMC | Shortage of essential commodities may hit Kishtwar as shops run out of stocks | Demand to exempt clerical employees to submit salary bills | Bhalla calls for a collective societal response to defeat Covid-19 pandemic | Sarpanch demand for providing free ration | KPC hails economic relief package | K P relief holders demand 2 months cash assistance in advance | NGOs, volunteers helping Banihal Admin to spread COVID 19 awareness | Academic activity to continue On-line in SKUAST of Jammu | Vision Kashmir demands release of cash relief   | J&K RTI Movement demands slew of measures to tackle COVID-19 Pandemic | BJP appeals LG to release 2 months advance ration to KPS | TDF seeks distribution of essential items by DDC | NSGEF appeal employees to donate in PM relief fund | NPP patron urges PM for safe return of stranded people | NCP appeals govt to take stock of KPs | AJKPC appeal govt to release ration to people of Tehsil majalta | PYC appeal people to follow preventive measures | Shiv Sena seeks shops of essential commodities to open 12 hours | Back Issues  
 
news details
Ramadan allows to gain Self Discipline and Concentrate on things that are most important in Life
Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit5/8/2019 10:42:27 PM
Ramadan - for Muslims, the month long celebration which commemorates Allah, the Arabic name for God, giving the first verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, to the Prophet Muhammad in the year 610 A.D. The date of Ramadan varies each year and is determined by the cycles of the moon. Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar, and it officially begins the morning after the crescent moon is visible to the naked eye. For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, including Britain's 3.1 million-strong Muslim community, the annual event represents a time to fast and devote a particular focus to prayer, purification and charitable acts. This year Ramadan has begun at sunset on Sunday, May 5 and will last through sundown on Tuesday, June 4. The Arabic greeting is "Ramadan Mubarak," which means "Happy Ramadan," or "Have a blessed Ramadan." Another is "Ramadan Kareem," which means "Have a generous Ramadan." During the Fast of Ramadan strict restraints are placed on the daily lives of Muslims. They are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours. Smoking and sexual relations are also forbidden during fasting. At the end of the day the fast is broken with prayer and a meal called the iftar. In the evening following the iftar it is customary for Muslims to go out visiting family and friends. The fast is resumed the next morning.
It is said that the Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First - Shahada, A Muslim must have faith In Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is his messenger. Next Salat- A Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third - Zakat, A Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, Sawan - A Muslim is responsible to keep the fast of Ramadan. Lastly Hajj, A Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime.
The observance of Ramadan is very personal and individual and is a time for "sacrifice and renunciation as well as a period of reflection and spiritual growth. Fasting is a spiritual practice that makes you closer to God/Allah. Fasting is more than remaining hungry and thirsty for the sake of Allah. Keeping a fast is an integral part of the Indian culture and tradition. It basically connotes willingly abstaining oneself from eating certain or any kind of food, drink or both. Fasting is an exercise in self-restraint. It's seen as a way to physically and spiritually detoxify by kicking impulses like morning coffee, smoking and midday snacking. In Ramadan people are more generous and give from their pockets and hearts to those less fortunate. There is an aura of love and compassion surrounding every individual as the self-centredness is refocused to those around them. Materialism is about getting rather than giving.
The motivation should be centered on God/Allah and a relationship with Him, not on our body or our relationship to others. The word 'Ramzan' is Persian, against 'Ramadan' which has Arab roots. It comes from 'ramad', denoting an object intensely heated by the sun. Linguistic scholars say this holy month was named Ramadan because it "burns the sins of the faithful". Ramadan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's prayers. The spiritual significance of fasting is being forgotten today as man is losing contact with his inner being. Nevertheless the science of fasting, as preserved in the Vedas, Shastras & Quran, is a method of purification which can aid man in his mundane and spiritual life. Prophet Muhammad, said:"When one of you is fasting, he should abstain from indecent acts and unnecessary talk, and if someone begins an obscene conversation or tries to pick an argument, he should simply tell him, 'I am fasting." Fasting is a way to demonstrate to God/Allah and to ourselves that we are serious about our relationship with Him. At the same time, fasting without the right attitude does not touch the heart of God/Allah. There is no doubt that Ramadan allows all Muslims to gain Self Discipline, Concentrate on things that are most important in Life, worship Allah and become closer to Him, have a great change in their diet, and the most important is gain mindfulness.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU