Tomorrow is the first day of Ramadan, AH 1433, which means the fast begins at sundown tonight. Ramadan blessings and greetings to all my Muslim readers. As in previous years, I will post on various Ramadan traditions during the coming month.
Qur’an, Surat Al-Baqara, aya 185:
The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.