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Muslim girls offer prayers before having their Iftar (fast-breaking) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at an Indian madrasa. Reuters

The holy month of Ramadan is has begun as Muslims across the globe are beginning their month-long fasting in the name of the almighty. According to the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is considered to be one of the most sacred months and is the ninth month of the 12-month cycle. The month of Ramadan is celebrated by observing complete fast which begins with Sehri in the morning time and is broken with Iftari at sunset.

The month of Ramadan commemorates the first verses of Quran is therefore considered to be extremely sacred. It is also said that the doors of heaven are always kept open in this Islamic month and Muslims all over the world learn the attributes of giving, sharing and sacrificing by observing the one month long fasts.

The beginning of Ramzan is marked by the sighting of Ramadan Chand, and people often wish each other Chand Mubarak on this occasion. IBTimes Singapore has handpicked a series of best messages for wishing friends and family.

  • Welcome the month of Ramadan with the heart filled with peace, harmony and joy. May the divine blessings of Allah protect and guide you.
  • After Eid-ul-fitr, may you find the utmost source of bliss and gaiety. Enjoy every purifying moment of Ramadan! Be blessed!
  • As the auspicious month of Ramadan starts, may the crescent-shaped moon brighten your path toward enlightenment and may Allah bless you with peace and grace. Wishing you a Happy Ramadan!
  • Your sincere prayers, your devotion, your faith in Allah, will make you a better human to serve this society with wisdom and truth. Happy Ramadan.
  • May this Ramadan bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
  • Walk humbly, Talk politely, Dress neatly, Treat kindly, Pray attentively, Donate generously. May Allah bless and protect you!
  • May this holy month of Ramadan chase away the depression and misery that is getting the best out of you. Happy Ramadan!
  • May Allah always guide you all throughout your journey in life. I wish this Ramadan will infuse you with courage That will help you be triumphant over the adversities of life. Happy Ramadan!
  • As you fast and offer prayers to Allah, may you find your peace and happiness. Have a peaceful and happy Ramadan!
  • That time of the year has come. A month to repent from our wrong-doings and sin. May all of us find peace on this Ramadan. Happy Ramadan Kareem!