Derived from "RAMADHA",
literally means "intense heat". The possible
reasons for this meaning:
1. When the
Islamic months were enforced the month of fasting
coincided with the summer months of intense heat.
2. The second reason which has been mentioned is
that due to fasting the temperature within the
stomach increases, again the element of heat is a
factor behind the actual naming of RAMADAN.
3. It has also been said that "RAMADHAA" is one of
the names of Allah Ta'aalaa. If that is the case
then the month has acquired the name due to the fact
that Allah Ta'aalaa burns away accumulated sins and
eliminates then from the list of unlawful deeds.
Once again the burning sins cannonades "HEAT".
However. it should be acknowledged that this
reasoning is not wholly reliable.
Hadhrat Salmaan (R.A)
reports that on the last day of Sha'baan the
Messenger of Allah Ta'aalaa addressed then and said,
"Oh people, there comes before you now a great
month, a most blessed month in which lies a night
more greater in virtue than 1,000 months; (LAYLATUL-QADR).
It is a month in which each day should be observed
by fasting, this has been made obligatory by the
1. Hadhrat Hasan
(R.A.), Holy Prophet
grandson was born on 15th of Ramadan, three years
2. Qur'an was revealed on the 27th night of Ramadan
from the "Lauhe Mahfooz" (on 7th heaven) to 1st
3. The first Battle in the Islamic History, "BATTLE
OF BADR" took place on the 12th of Ramadan in year 2
4. Victory of Makkah took place on 18th of Ramadan
in the year 8 A.H.
5. Hadhrat Sawdah (R.A) was married in year 10 A.H.
to the Holy Prophet
6. Hadhrat Zainab Bint Khuzaima's (R.A.) marriage
took place in the year 3 A.H. to the Holy Prophet .
i) Hadhrat Ruqayyah (R.A), Holy
daughter, passed away at the young age of 23 in
the year 2 A.H when the Prophet
was at "Battle of Badr".
ii) Hadhrat Khadijah (R.A), wife of the Holy
departed from this world on the 11th of Ramadan
in the year 10 A.H.
iii) Hadrat Fatimah (R.A) took leave from the
world on a Tuesday 3rd Ramadan in the year 11
A.H. (6 months after the death of Holy Prophet
she was only 29 years old.)
iv) Hadrat Abbas (R.A.) the Holy Prophet
uncle passed away on a Friday 12th Ramadan in
the year 32 A.H at the age of 88
v) Hadrat Ali (R.A.) the Prophet
son-in-law departed from this world on Friday
27th Ramadan, age 57 in the year 40 A.H.
vi) Hadhrat Saffiyah (R.A.) took leave from
this world in the year 50 A.H., aged 60 years.
vii) Hadhrat Aa'ishah (R.A.) was 65 years old
when she departed in the year 58 A.H.