Importance of Ramadan
- Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
- A holy month in which Muslims fasts and the fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset.
- The term Ramadan literally means Scorching in Arabic.
- Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship.
- During fasting, Muslims not only control on eating and drinking but also avoid sexual relations and sinful speech and behavior.
Importance of 25th of Ramadan throughout history
- Al-Uzza temple and statue was destroyed by Khalid ibn al-Walid in 8 Hijri (AH).
- Fakhr Al-Din al-Razi was born in 544 AH.
- The Battle of Ain Jalut erupted in 658 AH.
- Mohammed Farid was born in 1248 AH.
Destruction of Al-‘Uzza Idol
After the conquest of Mecca, Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) started eliminating the last idols which were worshiped before Islam. Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وسلم) appointed Khalid ibn al-Walid to destroy all of those idols which included Al-‘Uzza idol as well. Read more: 17th Ramadan: A day when Aisha Siddiqa (رضي الله عنها) Passed Away
The tribes of Kinanah and Quraysh worshiped the goddess Al-‘Uzza in Nakhlah where Khalid ibn al-Walid was sent to destroy the idol of Al-‘Uzza.
The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) informed him that he has to encounter something unusual before destroying the idol.
So when he went for the first time to smash the idol of Al-‘Uzza, he easily destroyed it and came back to Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) but on this Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) told him that it is surely the fake one so he was sent again to the Nakhla to finish the real idol and then when Ibn al-Walid found the real temple of al-‘Uzza, he was faced by an unusual dark woman who ibn al-Walid cut in two by his sword. Read more: Importance of 13th day of Ramadan throughout history
After killing the woman, he demolished the idol and returned to Mecca. The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) told him that that was the real Al’-Uzza idol when Ibn al-Walid described the event to him.
Additionally, on the 25th of Ramadan in 532 AH, Ar-Rashid was killed by people belonging to the Khorasan family in Isfahan. Read more: What happened on the 12th day of Ramadan throughout history?
Fakhr al-Din al-Razi
In 544 AH corresponding to 1150 AD, Mohammed Ibn Uman Fakhr al-Din al-Razi was born. A theologian and philosopher who also wrote on medicine, literature and other fields.
One of Razi’s notable accomplishments was his interpretive work on the Quran called Keys to the Unseen, which was later nicknamed as The Great Commentary. Read more: What happened on the 8th day of Ramadan throughout history?
Muslim’s last stand at Ain Jalut
In 656 AH, Tatar armies which were known as Mongols, destroyed the Muslim Caliphate in Baghdad and killed millions of Muslims they were barbarians and people were very afraid of them, a notion of how scared Muslims had become.
It was stated that if a Mongolian warrior asked a Muslim to wait while he recovers a sword to kill him, the person would wait patiently rather than risk a fate that was literally worse than death. Read more: Importance of 5th of Ramadan throughout history
But In 658 AH under the leadership of Saif ad-Din Qutuz, last Muslim army decided to face the undefeated Mongols and won against the Tatar armies in the Battle of Ain Jalut.
That Ramadan, Ain Jalut marked the first time that the Mongols had lost a pitched battle and Islam (not to mention the rest of the world) was saved.