5 Most Asked Questions About Ramadan 2022
Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and the month in which Muslims believe the Quran, their holy book, was revealed.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. During this period, Muslims wake up before dawn for breakfast for preparations. They abstain from food, water and the use of perfumes during the daylight hours. They break their fasting with group dinners at night.
Moreover, these days are full of charity-giving and self accountability. For this reason, some organizations actively take part in charity events. They provide food and clothing to the homeless or donate school equipment to schools. The days are punctuaded by prayers. Muslims try to read the Quran, at least, one its entirety before the month’s end.
Here are the 5 most asked questions about Ramadan 2022:
1. When does Ramadan 2022 start and end?
Ramadan calendar 2022 starts on Saturday the 2nd of April. It lasts 30 days and ends on the 2nd of May. The end of Ramadan is marked by a festival holiday called Eid al-Fitr. That date, May 2, corresponds with the new moon and the Islamic month of Shawwal. Eid al-Fitr means “Feast of Breaking the Fast” and this holiday is celebrated by Muslims all over the world. Ramadan feast lasts 3 days.
2. Are mosques open during Ramadan?
Mosques are open during Ramadan. After Muslims break their fast in the evening meal, they visit mosque for evening prayers. Muslims performs Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan and it’s longer than regular prayers. Taraweeh means relaxation and rest. Muslims visits mosque to perform Taraweeh prayers but they can also pray at home.
3. Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan 2022?
- To engage in religious activities and get close to Allah through extra prayers.
- Have empathy for the less fortunate and share your wealth to increase equality.
- It helps with self-improvement and it is a strong test of will and patience.
- Fasting is known as a healthy discipline.
4. What breaks the fast?
Muslims are not allowed to eat, drink or smoke during fasting from sunrise to sunset. Induced vomiting and nasal bleeding also invalidate fasting.
Muslims can not engage in any sexual activity during Ramadan. Taking a nutritional injection, having a dip while swimming and brushing teeth are some other situations.
If Muslims eats or drinks by mistake, their fast is still valid and they can continue fasting.
5. How do people spend Ramadan 2022 in Turkey?
Turkey is a secular and Muslim majority country. According to Quora, 41% of Turkey’s population fast the whole month of Ramadan. 27% fasts the first 3 days or more.
In major cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, around 20-25% of the population is fasting. Markets, restaurants and even bars are open in these cities. Also, Turkey doesn’t have very strict rules and Ramadan should not affect your travel plans.