Why Is Ramadan So Important To Muslims In Australia?

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‘Ramadan’ comes from Arabic word ‘ramad’, is named such in light to the fact that it burns the sins and wrongdoings of the adherents. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, lasting 29 – 30 days in the view of the visual sighting of the crescent moon. Ramadan is observed by Muslims all-around the world as a month of fasting from dawn to sunset, abstaining from food, drinking, smoking or any other sensual pleasures. Ramadan is a time for reflection, prayer, renewal of faith and to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. Additionally, at the end of the month, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (breaking the fast), a day for Thanksgiving by gathering together with friends and family, giving
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The main question of this investigation is separated into three key areas that will be included in this report. Three guiding questions are created to answer the main question. The following guiding questions are;

1. What are the teachings and rules of Ramadan?
2. Why is Ramadan an important celebration/ritual for Muslims to practise?
3. How is Ramadan significant to Muslims in Australia today?

To be able to investigate this question; primary sources, such as in-depth interviews and surveys are examined to determine Muslims attitudes towards Ramadan today in Australia and collect qualitative and quantitative data. 26 Muslims surveyors from different areas are being surveyed to get different responses because Muslims only celebrate Ramadan as it is one of the main Islamic celebrations. These surveyors were selected because almost, all Muslims practise Ramadan closely and know its importance in their lives. Surveys were distributed to collect primary data (qualitative data) and analyse the responses to get accurate and precise information, which makes it easier to draw conclusions. Secondary sources, such as the internet (online sources and articles) are used to collect accurate and reliable information about the topic. One Interviewee was examined because the surveyors had a lack of females, so the interviewee is a female, 20 years old and observes Ramadan every
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