Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. The meaning of Ramadan is intense heat. This is a special name given to this month due to many reasons. At the time when the name was given to this month, the weather was very hot therefore this name was chosen. Another reason is that fasting in the holy month of Ramadan causes heat in stomach due to which this name is given.
Ramadan is a special month in which fasting is obligatory for Muslims. Many blessings and rewards are granted to Muslims in this month due to fasting and performance of all types of good actions. There is a good environment throughout this month and bad actions are reduced throughout the world.
There is a special night in the last days of Ramadan which is better than one thousand months and those who are praying and doing good actions in that night are going to get good rewards in manifolds. Hazrat Hassan (R. A.) was born in this holy month of Ramadan. 27th date of Ramadan is associated with an important event in which the holy Quran was revealed. Badr battle was started in the month of Ramadan. Great event related with victory of holy Makkah took place in the month of Ramadan.
Marriage of Hazrat Sawdah (R. A.) with the holy Prophet (P. B. U. H.) took place in this holy month of Ramadan. An important event related with marriage of Hazrat Zainab (R. A.) also took place with the holy Prophet (P. B. U. H.) in this holy month of Ramadan. This month is also associated with the death of Hazrat Ruqayyah (R. A.) at the age of almost 23 years. These and many other events took place in this month of Ramadan due to which its importance is increased.