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What is Ramadan ?
Ramadan is regarded as the holiest month of the year for Muslims as it was the month in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on the night of Laylat Al Qadr, one of the last ten nights of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the annual feast, which is based on acrossing the world by milions of Muslims. They don’t eat or drink between sunrise and sunset, which is vital during Ramadan as it allows them to devote themselves further to their faith, ultimately becoming closer to Allah, or God. Ramadan is always celebrated during the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims spend time with their loved ones, do charity work and reflect spiritually.
How long is Ramadan 2019?
Ramadan is always celebrated during the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar, however, its annual exact date varies because it depends on the lunar calendar, which is 11 days shorter than Gregorian Calendar. This year Ramadan will take place from the 5th of May to the 4th of June.
Shop hours vary depending on the industry. Various businesses will have different opening and closing hours, including shopping malls, grocery stores, cinemas and more. Double check times before you head out to avoid disappointment.
What is Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha?
Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are the main two annual Islamic celebrations. Being translated as the ‘festival of breaking the fast’, Eid al-Fitr happens immediately after Ramadan and it is the time during which the families gather together to enjoy feasts with festivity. Customarily, family and friends dress Eid' clothes and visit each other’s houses bearing gifts. Many families also visit the poor and people in need to make sure they have enough food and water to celebrate. This beneficence is known as zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, and is particularly significant during Ramadan and the Eids.
Eid al-Adha is the second largest celebration related to Ramadan and is translated to 'festive of sacrifice'. This name is given to this day because during this day, animals like sheep and goats are slaughtered. Eid al-Adha takes place 70 days after the end of Ramadan and it marks the end of Hajj. Meat from the animals is shared; one third is kept by the family, one third is given to friends and relatives and the remaining amount is given to less fortunate and poorer families.
In a nutshell, both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are national public holidays, which typically last three days.
Shopping During Ramadan 2019
Ramadan is one of the busiest months for online stores and retailers in Pakistan. It's the month that all Muslims have marked on their calendars every year, awaiting it with anticipation and excitement.
During this month Muslims around the world begin shopping to prepare for Eid ul-Fitr, religious holiday, which marks the end of fasting. Eid celebrations are usually done on a grand scale with epic family feasts, new clothes and an exchanging of gifts and cards.
Online retailers always celebrate Ramadan with special offers, discounts and special Ramadan coupon codes. Shops like HomeShopping, Goto, iShopping, Souq, Hyperstar, Sprii, AWOK, Modanisa and more top brands in Pakistan have already started promoting special offers for Ramadan 2019.
You name it. Customers can take advantage of even 70% lower prices online, coupons up to Rs. 1000 off and some of the best deals you can get during the whole year. Halal foodhalal travel, modest fashion, halal media and recreation, halal pharmaceuticals and cosmetics are the most common categories in which you can find the best promotion.