Note: Ramadan for the year 2023 started on the evening of 22 March and will last 30 days, ending at sundown on 20 April. Islamic holidays always begin at sundown and end at sundown the following day.
It’s interesting that this year the dates for Ramadan coincide with the Jewish, Christian, and Enochian calendars. The Jewish Pesach begins before sundown on 5 April and ends after nightfall on 13 April. Easter is 9 April. The Passover on The Enochian Calendar is 31 March, beginning at sunset 30 March (calendar below).
According to “Islamic” tradition, Ramadan (also rendered as Ramadhan, Ramazan, Ramzan and Ramathan) is the ninth (9th) and most revered month of the “Islamic” lunar-based calendar year. Ramadan is observed by “Muslims” throughout the world as a month of fasting (sawm) during daylight hours, and is considered to be one of the five “pillars” that make up the organized religion that calls itself “Islam”.
Ramadan traditionally lasts 29-30 days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next, and involves obligatory fasting from sunrise to sunset. People found publicly eating during daylight hours are routinely arrested in some countries, where this tradition is physically enforced.
Sura 2:256. Let there be NO compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects Evil and believes God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things.
There are at least five questions that every true Muslim should be asking about this religious ritual that has become one of the five foundational “pillars” of “Islam”:
1) Where in the Koran (Quran) does it specify a lunar-based calendar or establish the names of the alleged lunar months of the year?
2) Where in the Koran does it specify Ramadan is the ninth month of a lunar-based year or how the month of Ramadan is to be observed? The latter would need to include a description of the crescent moon cycle, how and why it determines the period of fasting, and any other details required to make the instructions for this so-called pillar perfectly clear and easy to understand (Sura 41:3).
3) Where in the Koran does it specifically tell us that Muhammad, or any of the Apostles or Prophets that came before Muhammad (in the Bible – Sura 3:144) observed Ramadan?
4) According to God, the Koran was sent to confirm The Law and the Gospel that came before it (Sura 2:97-98, 3:1-3, 4:47, 5:51, 6:92-94, 6:154-157, 10:37, 12:111, 22:52, 35:31, 46:12, 61:6-7), so where do we find mention of Ramadan in The Book (Bible) that God sent down from heaven with His Criterion for determining right from wrong (Sura 2:53)?
5) Did the term “Ramadan” actually appear in the true original Koran that God sent down via Gabriel to Muhammad?
The answer to questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 above is nowhere. Nowhere in the Koran (Quran) is there any mention of a lunar-based calendar, nor of the names of any months, nor are there any specific instructions on how the supposed month of Ramadan is to be observed, nor is there any mention of Muhammad ever observing the month of Ramadan. Similarly, nowhere in the Bible do we find the term “Ramadan” nor any of the Apostles or Prophets observing it. We do, however find divine condemnation of such pagan practices (e.g. Isaiah 1:13-18, Acts 5:29).
And the answer to question number 5, which may come as a shock to so-called Muslims, is a resounding “NO”. The term “Ramadan” was NOT in the true original Koran that God sent down via Gabriel to Muhammad, according to the Koran itself.
Rotten roots will NEVER produce good fruits
So where did the lunar based calendar and the Ramadan feast/fast from new moon to new moon originate?
From the article RAMADAN AND ITS ROOTS by Dr. Rafat Amari, it appears this form of moon-worship began in India and in the Middle East:
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the rigid observance of thirty days of fasting during the daylight hours, has pagan roots developed in India and the Middle East. The observance of fasting to honor the moon, and ending the fast when the moon’s crescent appears, was practiced with the rituals of the Eastern worshippers of the moon.
Dr. Amari goes on to say:
The fasting of Ramadan spread from Harran into Arabia. This may have occurred after the occupation of Nabonidus, the Babylonian king, to the north of Arabia, around the year 552 B.C., during his sojourn in the city of Teima. Nabonidus was from the city of Harran. He was a fanatic worshipper of the moon, Sin, and his mother was a priest of Sin. He disagreed with the priests of Babylonia who considered the god, Marduk, as the chief of the gods of Babylonia. Nabonidus was eager to spread the worship of Sin, the moon, as the main deity. So he left his son in charge of Babylonia and went to live in Teima in North Arabia.
In pre-Islamic times, Ramadan became a pagan Arabian ritual and was practiced by the pagan Arabians with the same features and characteristics as the Islamic Ramadan.
Ramadan was known and practiced by the pagan Arabians before Islam. Al-Masudi says that Ramadan received its name because of the warm weather during that month.
Didn’t God specifically condemn this pagan practice of moon worship through His Prophet and Servant Isaiah over 1000 years before the lifetime of Muhammad?
1:13 Bring no more worthless oblations; incense is an abomination unto Me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot abide; [it is] grief, even the solemn meeting.
1:14 Your new moons and YOUR appointed feasts My soul hateth: they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear [them].
1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will NOT hear: your hands are full of blood.
1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil;
1:17 Learn to do well; seek Judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the “I AM”: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Didn’t God tell us in His Koran that for TRUE believers, fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) “self”-restraint (Sura 2:183)?
Didn’t God give us His Holy F(e)asts (fasts) through His Prophet and Servant Moses?
23:1 And the “I AM” spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, [Concerning] the Feasts of the “I AM”, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, [even] these [are] My Feasts.
23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day [is] the Sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work [therein]: it [is] the Sabbath of the “I AM” in all your dwellings.
23:4 These [are] the Feasts of the “I AM”, [even] holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
23:5 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at evening [is] the “I AM”’s Passover.
23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the “I AM”: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM” seven days: in the seventh day [is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
23:9 And the “I AM” spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the “I AM”, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the “I AM”.
23:13 And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the “I AM” [for] a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] of an hin.
23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: [it shall be] a Statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:
23:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the “I AM”.
23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; [they are] the firstfruits unto the “I AM”.
23:18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be [for] a burnt offering unto the “I AM”, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, [even] an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the “I AM”.
23:19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits [for] a wave offering before the “I AM”, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the “I AM” for the priest.
23:21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, [that] it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work [therein: it shall be] a Statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I [am] the “I AM” your God.
23:23 And the “I AM” spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
23:25 Ye shall do no servile work [therein]: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM”.
23:26 And the “I AM” spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:27 Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall be] a Day of Atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM”.
23:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it [is] a Day of Atonement, to make an atonement for you before the “I AM” your God.
3:29 For whatsoever soul [it be] that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.
23:30 And whatsoever soul [it be] that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: [it shall be] a Statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
23:32 It [shall be] unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth [day] of the month at evening, from evening unto evening, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.
23:33 And the “I AM” spoke unto Moses, saying,
23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the Feast of Tabernacles [for] seven days unto the “I AM”.
23:35 On the first day [shall be] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
23:36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM”: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM”: it [is] a solemn assembly; [and] ye shall do no servile work [therein].
23:37 These [are] the Feasts of the “I AM”, which ye shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the “I AM”, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
23:38 Beside the Sabbaths of the “I AM”, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the “I AM”.
23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the “I AM” seven days: on the first day [shall be] a Sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a Sabbath.
23:40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the “I AM” your God seven days.
23:41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the “I AM” seven days in the year. [It shall be] a Statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
23:42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
23:43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the “I AM” your God.
23:44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the Feasts of the “I AM”.
Didn’t God give us His Holy Calendar through His Prophet and Servant Enoch (Enoch is called Idris in the Koran) (Gen. 5:23-24, Heb. 11:5, Sura 19:56-57)? Aren’t His four sacred months (Sura 9:36) the four months of the year (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th), during which His Holy F(e)asts are to be held, specifically as described in His Law, in detail, in Leviticus 23 cited above?
Sura 9:36. The number of months in the sight of “I AM” is twelve* (in a year)- so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the Earth; of them, four are sacred: that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein, and fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But know that “I AM” is with those who restrain themselves.
*As a reminder of the 12 tribes of Israel and their Covenant promise to keep God’s Law at all times.
The Holy Calendar God gave us is NOT governed by the lesser (reflected) light of the moon (Gen. 1:16); it is a solar calendar based on the greater, life-giving light and warmth of the sun, so that the months, seasons and His F(e)asts, occur at the very same time every year.
The word Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root R-M-Ḍ (ر-مض), which means “scorching heat”, according to multiple sources.
From: The Meaning of the Word Ramadan, we find a glaring admission that not only was the original calendar NOT in Arabic nor lunar-based, but that the originators of “Islam” actually changed the names of the months from the numbered system given by God.
‘’When they changed the names of the months from the ancient language, they named them according to the seasons in which they fell, and this month fell in the days of intense heat and that is why it was named Ramaḍān’’.
How could the same monthly period from a lunar based calendar continually occur during the hottest time of the year? A lunar based calendar loses 11-12 days each solar year, which means the lunar based calendar slips an entire season every 8 years. The hottest days of the year would literally become the coldest days of the year 16-17 years into the cycle, since the solar and lunar calendars only align every 33 years.
And how could anyone who claims to be striving to do God’s Will (Islam, in Arabic) deceitfully add to His Holy Koran, abandon His Holy Calendar, rename His months and replace His Holy F(e)asts with an overtly pagan ritual, and somehow expect to avoid the scorching heat (Ramadan) of The Fire on Judgment Day?
NO CHANGE will you find in the practices approved by God (Sura 33:62, Sura 48:23).
Consistency is the Key
There is a common, mistaken belief taught throughout “Islam” by its spiritually blind leaders that the Koran has never been tampered with, but the Bible has, even though God (Allah, Whose Name is “I AM”) has warned us in His Koran that He NEVER sends a messenger that Lucifer/Satan/Iblis doesn’t try to throw in some vain suggestions to oppose God. We’re even told why God allows this.
Sura 6:112. Likewise We made for EVERY Messenger an enemy,- evil ones among men and Beings (human+Beings), inspiring each other with flowery discourses by way of deception. If thy Lord had so planned, they would not have done it: so leave them and their inventions alone.
22:52. NEVER did We send an Apostle or a Prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but “I AM” will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and “I AM” WILL CONFIRM (AND ESTABLISH) HIS SIGNS (Sura 32:23): for “I AM” is full of Knowledge and Wisdom:
22:53. THAT HE MAY MAKE THE SUGGESTIONS THROWN IN BY SATAN, BUT A TRIAL FOR THOSE IN WHOSE HEARTS IS A DISEASE AND WHO ARE HARDENED OF HEART: verily the wrong-doers are in a schism far (from the Truth):
22:54. And that those on whom Knowledge has been bestowed may learn that the (Koran) is the Truth from thy Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may be made humbly (open) to it: for verily “I AM” is the Guide, of those who believe, to The Straight Way (Matthew 7:13-14, John 14:6, Sura 3:55).
22:55. Those who reject Faith will not cease to be in doubt concerning (Revelation) until The Hour (of Judgment) comes suddenly upon them, or there comes to them the Penalty of a Day of Disaster.
Anyone who falsely claims the Koran hasn’t been altered by men is therefore calling God a liar and, in so doing, is working for Satan, to help him cover up his obvious and vain additions, unwittingly or otherwise.
One cannot call God a liar and honestly claim to be doing God’s Will (Islam in Arabic).
Along with God’s Calendar, God sent specific instructions to Enoch/Idris on how to recognize and correct errors in Scripture caused by idiots and barbarians doing Satan’s bidding to throw in his suggestions and religious superstitions, thereby leading astray all but the “Elect”, as Satan/Iblis said he would try to do (Sura 7:16-17, 15:39-43, 17:61-65).
THE INCORRECT WRITING OF GOD’S WORDS PROPHESIED:-
Enoch/Idris 104:8 They shall speak evil things; they shall utter falsehood (ch. 97:2); create a great creation (false religions and religious traditions and technology); and compose books of their own words (books of man-made legislation, rules, etc.; books of the religious traditions of their fathers; novels; etc.; etc.; etc. – ch. 68:13).
HOW TO RECOGNISE AND CORRECT THE MISTAKES:-
But when they shall write correctly all My words in their own languages,
104:9 They (My words) shall neither change nor diminish (Deut. 4:2, Deut. 12:32, Matt. 5:17-19, Mark 13:31); but when all shall be written correctly; ALL, which from the first I have uttered concerning them SHALL CONCUR (John 10:35; Sura 15:9-10).
104:10 Another secret also I point out. To the righteous and the wise shall be given Books of joy, of integrity, and of great Wisdom. To them shall Books be given (Rev. 10:7-10, Rev. 2:17), in which they shall believe (and Live by);
104:11 And in which they shall rejoice. And all the righteous shall be rewarded, who from these (Books) shall acquire the Knowledge of The Straight Way (Matt. 7:13-14, John 14:6, Rev. 14:1-4, Sura 6:153-161).
This is how and why ANY additions or alterations made to Scripture (Old Covenant, New Covenant or the Koran) stick out like a sore thumb, and how we can know when something has been altered or removed. An example of recognizing something has been wrongfully removed is the Book of Enoch (Idris) itself. See: Gen. 5:22-24, Sol. 4:10, Wis. 44:16, Heb. 11:5, and Sura 19:56-57, where Enoch/Idris stands out as the only one ever to be “translated”. If Father (God) raised Enoch/Idris to such a lofty station, shouldn’t the Book that God gave Enoch be carefully considered and studied as part of His Word? Doesn’t ALL of God’s Word prove itself to be true?
Of course this same, simple approach to recognizing and correcting the vanity (lies) Satan has thrown into Scripture has been addressed in The Law and confirmed in the Koran:
Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Sura 39:23. “I AM” (Allah) has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, CONSISTENT WITH ITSELF, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of “I AM”‘s praises (Prov. 1:7; Prov. 9:10). Such is the Guidance from “I AM”: He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as “I AM” leaves to stray, can have none to guide.
Plainly stated, it’s impossible for a key term, much less a COMMAND, to appear only once in Scripture, as it MUST have multiple witnesses (Num. 35:30, Deut. 17:6, Deut. 19:15) in accordance with The Law that God assuredly gave us in the first five books of the Bible. This should be self-evident, as a single-use term would need to agree with another witness to be CONSISTENT.
Consistency is the key that God gave us to safeguard and protect ALL of His Word from corruption at the hands of Lucifer/Satan/Iblis and the evil ones among men that he sends to throw in his vile/evil suggestions, like the pagan feast of Ramadan (Deut. 12:8).
The Roman Catholic church (RCC) did the same thing with the Greek word “pascha” which is correctly translated as Passover 28 times in most versions of the New Covenant, and intentionally mistranslated once as “Easter”, to promote their Sun-day resurrection and Ishtar/Easter bunny myths.
How long will you wander through the Wilderness of Sin before you see the Promised Land? Isn’t it time for YOU to learn of the true, water-only, 40+ day Jesus-fast (Matt. 4:1-10) in the true Sunnah from The Example that GOD SAID every true Muslim should be following (Sura 3:55, Sura 43:57-59)?
2:183. O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you (Lev. 23), that ye may (learn) “self”-restraint,-
2:184. (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later (Num. 9:9-13). For those who can do it (with hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is destitute. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.
2:185. The Koran was sent down at the same time of year as The Torah, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong – Sura 2:53). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that period should spend it in fasting (Matthew 6:1-18), but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later (Num. 9:9-13). God intends every facility for you; He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perhaps ye shall be grateful.
NOTE WELL: Numbers 9:9-13 is a divine refutation of any 9th lunar month of Ramadan rubbish, and further confirmation that Sura 2:183 to Sura 2:185 is indeed about keeping the Passover — and the rest of God’s Appointed Feasts/Fasts at His Appointed Times – just as they were prescribed to those before us in God’s Law, through His Prophet and Servant Moses.
4:1 For, behold, the Day cometh, that shall burn like an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts, that it shall leave of them neither root nor branch (nothing).
4:2 But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in The Day that I shall do [this], saith the “I AM” Lord of hosts.
4:4 REMEMBER YE AND RETURN TO THE LAW OF MOSES MY SERVANT, which I COMMANDED unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the Statutes and Judgments.
4:5 Behold, I will send you EliJAH the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful Day of the “I AM” (Sura 43:61):
4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Ha Mim (Amen).
Scripture is from The King of kings’ Bible.