Ramadan – Generation Justice

My name is Ghadah and I am a youth radio blogger. I am a young Palestinian girl that lives in the United States.  Ramadan is coming up so I thought it would be interesting to share it with everyone. I think its good for everyone to learn more about it. What does Ramadan mean? Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It comes from the word “ramida” which is intense heat and sun.

What is Ramadan? Ramadan is when all the Muslims all over the globe fast from sunrise to sunset. This means that we can’t eat anything until sunset. Why do we fast? We fast so that we can feel with the poor. It is also one of the five pillars of Islam and fasting is a month to please Allah (god).

I think that I have accomplished something after the day is over and its time to eat. In the day I am hungry but I know that I am doing it for a good cause. This is the month where all Muslims should be on their best behavior so that God can forgive us all the bad things we have done. We also have to reduce our play time because we might get thirsty during the day.

We start Ramadan when it’s a full moon. Then we end when it’s the lunar month. Also after every year Ramadan starts ten days later then it did the year before.

In conclusion, I think that Ramadan is a very good way to feel with the poor and to become closer to God and to make God forgive you. I enjoyed telling everyone about Ramadan and I hope you learned about Ramadan.

by: Ghadah Abdeljawad