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Ramadan, Fasting and Muslims

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1434, began on Friday, July 9th  2013 .  The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it the holiest month for Muslims. This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims.

The Muslim calendar is about 10 days shorter than the Common Era calendar, thus, Ramadan begins about ten days earlier each C.E. Year, cycling through every season, over a period of about thirty-three years…including Summer! Continue reading

July 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadan and Fasting…care to try it?

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1433, begins on Friday, July 20 th  2012 .  The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it the holiest month for Muslims.

Ramadan is also one of four sacred months of the Muslim calendar, during which any form of warfare is forbidden (Quran 9:36). This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims. Continue reading

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadan & Fasting; Step in Our Shoes…

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1432, begins on Monday, August 1st. The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it the holiest month for Muslims.

This is the month for Continue reading

August 1, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadan and fasting

Ramadan starts on August 11, 2010, it is the ninth month of the Muslim year 1431 AH (After Hijri). Ramadan is the holiest month of the year and is the month during which the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, it is observed with great ceremony. Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk every day of this month, but there are exemptions.

Under-age children, the infirm elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling or are menstruating women, may make up afterwards.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan are not merely the acts of going hungry and thirsty; hunger helps to develop an empathy with the person who may be hungry because s-he has no choice. While Muslims must abstain from eating and drinking between dawn and Dusk, it does not give them permission to binge either before or after fasting in order to better survive the ordeals of the day. Islam insists that everything be done in moderation thus; one may eat only until there is still some room in the stomach. Continue reading

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