This week, Instagram launched three new story stickers: a crescent moon with stars; A mosque at night; And a plate with drinks and fruits. This is not just a series of cute stickers, they have a very important meaning for Muslims. The idea is to celebrate Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar.
“Ramadan Mubarak “means” Happy Ramadan ” The stories use of Sticker Featured prominently in special Instagram feeds. Were created by thematic design Designer still Alabasi, Tax Bahrain.
so many people, In search of the popular “cookie”Started using figs and the hashtag “#Ramadan” to indiscriminately get more engagement. Even sexy photos and advertising material have appeared on the tab – which is offensive to followers of Islam.
What is Ramadan?
The Islamic calendar is counted by the turns that the moon takes on Earth, so it does not coincide with the Gregorian year used in the West. Ramadan is its ninth lunar month, which occurs from April 13 to May 12 in 2021.
In this period, every day between sunrise and sunset, Muslims should abstain from food, drink and other pleasures. To focus on prayer, spirituality and charity is to purify the body and mind. This fast is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Only because this practice is harmful to health, as in the case of patients, high-performing athletes, and pregnant women, is it possible for needy people to replace fasting with food donation, or to comply with it after the official period for.
Ramadan refers to the time when the Prophet Muhammad began receiving revelations of the word of God from the god Gabriel in 610 BCE – Common Era (Common Era), the Muslim to Christian “AC” (before Christ) Was the word. He recorded them in the Quran, the holy book of Islam.
Coming close to the divine is the month of testing and enhancing the faith. New Instagram stickers try to represent all of this: the lunar calendar, Islamic religion, and fasting. “Snack” is a tea in which dates are common in Arab countries.
At the end of every Ramadan afternoon, family and friends gather for “Iftar”: a community meal of post-fasting treatments, which begin when the sun sets. Traditionally, dates are the first meal. Before dawn, “Suhoor” takes place, a hearty breakfast.
The meeting can take place all night on the street or in mosques with prayers and special decorations. However, this year, with the Kovid-19 epidemic, they are limited to being within Islamic homes only for the family nucleus.