Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar. It begins at the sight of the new crescent moon and effectively lasts for an entire moon cycle, or 30 days. While fasting and other well-known traditions are typical during this period, Ramadan can mean a great deal of different things for different people.
I decided to ask the many beautiful Arab faces registered on ArabianDate what exactly Ramadan means to them, and here you will find their thoughts and feelings on the matter.
For me, Ramadan is about improving myself. It helps me to become a better person by breaking bad habits and to become a better contributor to humanity. It allows me to let go of the concerns of everyday tasks and contemplate what it means to be alive.
Ramadan makes me more charitable. It makes me contribute more meaningful thoughts to conversations by my speaking only when I have something valuable to add. It allows me push away the negative things in my life and only focus on the positive.
The month of Ramadan teaches me to be more forgiving, generous, and kind to my family. It is about finding inner joy and happiness by pushing away everything bad in your life. It is a time to search my feelings and understand the deeper meaning of life through spiritual enlightenment.
By my fasting during the month of Ramadan, I am able to cleanse my soul by freeing it of impurities. I can improve my character and morality by contemplating my spirituality. It means for me to be especially charitable and kind to others so that I may find inner peace.
For me, Ramadan brings me closer to my family. I am more empathetic and to their feelings and more understanding of their thoughts. Ramadan is a time to start fresh. It is a period of continuous self-improvement and selflessness. I use this month as an opportunity to deeply reflect on who I am and how I can better myself as a person.