Kolar abuzz with Ramzan rituals

Kolar abuzz with Ramzan rituals

The month of Ramzan is so holy to us that even those who intend to do us harm, retreat when they discovr that we are observing a fast, says Mohammed Usmal Sharief.

“The month of Ramzan is a time for repenting sins which have been committed, reading the Quran, giving charity and remembering our departed elders,” says Najeebunnisa  
Ramazan or Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.

Multiple rewards

According to Islam, the rewards of fasting are many, but in this month they are believed to be multiplied. Fasting for Muslims during Ramazan typically includes the increased offering of prayers and recitation of the Quran.

Thousands of faithful followers pray five times in over 50 mosques in Kolar City. While men and boys pray in mosques, women and girls pray at home. In addition, during Ramzan there is change in timings in Muslim scholl which allows children to come home early.

The daily routine of the Muslims during Ramzan is as follows. They rise at 3.45 am. From 3.45 am to 4.45 am is the Sehari, when food is consumed. Prayers are offered until 5.45 am.
In the afternoon, prayers are offered from 1 pm to 2 pm. In the evening, prayers are between 5 pm and 5.30, and 6.30 pm to 6.45 pm.

Prayers for longer duration are held after 8 pm. Food is consumed after 6.45 pm in what is popularly known as Iftar.

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