Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it was during this month, that the Prophet Muhammad [SAW] received the complete revelation of the Holy Quran. Many people know Ramadan as the fasting month when Muslims worldwide fast from sunrise to sunset. During this month, Muslims refrain from gossiping, swearing, and smoking, among other things. During this Holy month, several dates have significance. Amongst many the blessing during the holy month of Ramadan, Allah (s.w.t) revealed his sacred books to his prophets during this month.
2 Ramadan– Torah (Tawrat) was bestowed on Musa AS
10 Ramadan– The demise of Khadija bint Khuwaylid (Mother of Believers), the first wife and follower of Muhammad [SAW]
12 Ramadan– Ingil (Gospel) was bestowed on Isa AS. The word Ingil occurs twelve times in the Quran and refers to the book given to Jesus.
15 Ramadan– The birth of Hasan Ibn Ali (RA), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (the elder son of Muhammad’s daughter Fatima).
17 Ramadan– The death of Ayesha Bint Abu Bakar, Wife of Prophet [SAW]
17 Ramadan– Muslims won the battle of Badr. An essential military victory led by the Prophet Muhammad [SAW] in Islamic history represented a shift in the early Muslim community’s defensive posture to one of stability and growth. The war harmed the Meccan trade while boosting the ummah’s morale as a viable force in the fight for possession of the holy city. The only battle named by name in the Quran adds to the war’s prominence in Islamic perception.
18 Ramadan– Zabur (Psalms) was bestowed upon Dawud AS
19 Ramadan– Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA) was attacked by the sword and succumbed to his injuries a few days later.
20 Ramadan– Conquest of Mecca by The Prophet [SAW]
One of the holiest days in the sacred month is Laylat al-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, the Night of Decree, or the Night of Destiny.
Muslims believe the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad[SAW] on this Night of Power. And it was said that Qadr implies constriction, in the sense that the actual time of this night’s arrival is concealed. It occurs on one of the last ten days of the month, with the odd nights being the most often.
It is better than a thousand months, according to Allah. So Muslims spend these nights praying and seeking forgiveness. Many angels descend on this blessed night, and the angels descend when Allah’s blessing and mercy descend, just as they descend when the Qur’an is recited. They surround the circles of dhikr (meetings where Allah is remembered), and they beat their wings for the one who seeks knowledge sincerely.