The month of Ramadan is considered a blessed period in the Islamic world. This month provides an opportunity for Muslims to fast, increase their prayers, and deepen their spiritual connection. In Turkey, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and a spirit of sharing.

 

Fasting: Purification of Body and Soul

Ramadan is the month of fasting for Muslims. Abstaining from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset is not only a physical discipline but also a spiritual experience. It allows individuals to strengthen their patience, willpower, and self-control. Simultaneously, living on an empty stomach provides an opportunity to understand the challenges of daily life and think of those who are less fortunate.

 

Iftar Tables: Unity and Togetherness

One of the prominent features of the Ramadan month is the iftar tables. Iftar, marking the breaking of the fast at sunset, is a special moment that brings together family members and friends. Tables are often filled with a variety of dishes, but it is not just a mealtime ritual; it is a symbol of unity, togetherness, and sharing. People strengthen feelings of solidarity and cooperation by sharing iftar tables with neighbors, relatives, and those in need.

 

Increased Worship

Ramadan is a time when worship is intensified for Muslims. In addition to the daily prayers, special nightly prayers called Tarawih are performed. The goal during this month is to recite the entire Quran. This process helps individuals deepen their spiritual connection and undergo a process of spiritual purification.

 

Charity and Mutual Aid

Ramadan is the peak of feelings of charity and mutual aid. Helping those in need, feeding the poor and hungry, and supporting charitable organizations are common practices during this month. Many individuals contribute to charities and aid projects, fostering a sense of community and a culture of helping one another.

 

Conclusion

The month of Ramadan is not only a practice of fasting but also a time of spiritual renewal and social unity. In Turkey, the feelings of abundance, sharing, and solidarity brought by this month bring people together to become a more understanding, patient, and loving society.

 

We wish Ramadan brings peace, tranquility, and brotherhood to all of humanity.