Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims fast and abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset. Fasting in this month is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month of Ramadan reaches its peak when Muslims observe the grand nights of Glory. These nights are believed to be better than thousand nights as Muslims believe that the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad on these nights. Therefore people stay awake overnight praying and reciting the holy Qoran.
In Iran mosques become packed with believers during this month and this is the best time to recite as many verses of the holy Qoran as possible in order to become closer to Almighty God. People in Tehran celebrated Ramadan days before it began. The celebrations were held with Ramadan carnivals moving through the city. The aim of this event is to congratulate the people for the arrival of this holy month. The Philosophy of fasting lies in the evolution of body and soul, because it has been said that: healthy mind is in the healthy body. The month-long fasting month of Ramadan ends on the first day of the lunar month of Shawaal which is celebrated as the Eid-Al-Fitr.
By Press TV
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