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Eid ul-Fitr meal, Malaysia
Type Muslims, cutural
Date .Varies according to the Hijri.^ Varies according to the Hijri .
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.(Islamic Lunar Calendar).^ Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons.
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is lunar and contains 12 months that are based on the motion of the moon.

^ The Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar.
  • Ramadan FAQ 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.muhajabah.com [Source type: Original source]

2009 date August 22
2010 date August 12
Celebrations 28-30 days fasting and final day of celebration
Observances Festival, Feasting, and parades
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.Ramadan (Arabic: رمضانRamaḍān, Arabic pronunciation: [rɑmɑd̪ˤɑːn]) (also written Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, Ramdan, Ramadaan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.^ Children in the madāris (Islamic schools) in Kenya as elsewhere are taught this qa s īda (religious poem) to greet the month of Ramadan.
  • Iqra Islamic Publications: Reminiscences of Ramadan in Kenya 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.iqra.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons.
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramadan (or Ramadhan / Ramazan / Ramzan / Ramdam / Ramadaan but not Ramadam) is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, it follows Shaban (or Sha'ban / Shaaban - the eighth month), and is followed by the month of Shawwal / Shawal / Shawaal.
  • Ramadan in Dubai 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.dubaifaqs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, having sex, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured; from dawn until sunset.^ Fajr) until sunset, with the intention of fasting.
  • Ramadan, How Muslims fast in Ramadan fasting 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC muslimconverts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eating, drinking, or having sexual intercourse during the night until dawn.

^ What, you don't eat or drink anything?
  • BBC - Birmingham - Faith - An Idiot's Guide to Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality.^ Fasting is meant to teach the Muslim patience, modesty and spirituality.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The purpose of fasting is to teach self-discipline and is needed to prepare for the suffering that Muslims may have to face in the course of obeying their God.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ Waves upon waves of fasting Muslims are converging at the glittering, sparkling Mosque of Haram, the spiritual pivot of Islam.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎) and to offer more prayer than usual.^ Ramadan is a time of reflecting and worshiping God.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramadan, How Muslims fast in Ramadan fasting  .
  • Ramadan, How Muslims fast in Ramadan fasting 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC muslimconverts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ramadan is a time of fasting and prayer for the Muslim faithful.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.^ During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How non-Muslims can help during Ramadan: .

^ Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib , is due.
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year as it is a moving holiday depending on the moon.^ We follow the lunar calendar, and so every year Ramadan moves up in the year.
  • August 28, 2009 ~ Ramadan is Here | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ As I said earlier, Ramadan moves through the year as its start date.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ As compared to the solar calendar , the dates of Ramadan vary, moving forward about ten days each year as it is a moving holiday depending on the moon .
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ramadan was the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were said to be revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.^ It was during Ramadan that the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
  • Lesson Plan - Ramadan (Islamic Holiday) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
  • BBC - Birmingham - Faith - An Idiot's Guide to Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[2]

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Origins of Ramadan

.The name "Ramadan" had been the name of the ninth month in Arabian culture long before the arrival of Islam; the word itself derived from an Arabic root rmḍ, as in words like "ramiḍa" or "ar-ramaḍ" denoting intense heat,[3] scorched ground and shortness of rations.^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
  • Lesson Plan - Ramadan (Islamic Holiday) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The name "Ramadan" had been the name of the ninth month in Arabian culture long before the arrival of Islam ; the word itself derived from an Arabic root rmḍ , as in words like " ramiḍa " or " ar-ramaḍ " denoting intense heat, [ 3 ] scorched ground and shortness of rations.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

.In the Qu'ran, God proclaims that "fasting has been written down (as obligatory) upon you, as it was upon those before you". According to the earliest hadith, this refers to the Jewish practice of fasting on Yom Kippur.^ Allah has made fasting during it obligatory upon you.
  • The last ten days of Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.qss.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those befo...

^ Helper of "Muhammad Rasulullah", The last prominent prophet of God, Pioneer of all Jihad, Patient leader of Islam, Peace be upon you, Peace be upon you.
  • Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poem, Ramadan Songs, Ramadhan Children Activities, Fasting Stories 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: Original source]

[4][5]
.Sometimes referred to as "the night of decree or measures", Laylat al-Qadr is considered the most holy night of the year, as it is the night in which the Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad.^ Sometimes referred to as "the night of decree or measures", Laylat al-Qadr is considered the most holy night of the year, as it is the night in which the Qur'an was revealed to Muhammad.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Night prayers will be offered throughout the whole night on Laylat al-Qadr .
  • Kobe Mosque Ramadan English 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.kobemosque.org [Source type: General]

^ It is the exact night when the Qur'anic revelation was first revealed to Muhammad s.a.w.in the year 610 C.E. It is known as Laylat ul Qadr, or the Night of Power.
  • Ramadan 2005 #Goals and Duas of Holy Ramadhan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamdigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .Muslims believe it to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan, either the night of the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th (in Sunni thought) or the 19th, 21st or 23rd (in Shi'a thought).^ RAMADAN 2004 - The 19th Day .
  • Harun Yahya - RAMADAN 2009 - The 1st Day - Download Page 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC us1.harunyahya.org [Source type: General]

^ The "Night of Wonders" is the 27th night of Ramadan.
  • Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC cesa.imb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ RAMADAN 2003 - The 27th Day .
  • Harun Yahya - RAMADAN 2009 - The 1st Day - Download Page 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC us1.harunyahya.org [Source type: General]

.Ramadan ends with Eid ul-Fitr on the 1 of Shawwal, with much celebration and feasting.^ A feast called Eid-ul-Fitr, a day of thanks giving and happiness celebrates the end of Ramadan.
  • Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poem, Ramadan Songs, Ramadhan Children Activities, Fasting Stories 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The final day of Ramadan, Id al-Fitr, is celebrated by a day of feasting.
  • Ramadan Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Eid ul-Fitr meal, Malaysia .
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the month following Ramadan, called Shawwal, Muslims are encouraged to fast for a further six days, known as as-Sitta al-Bīḍ, or "the white six."^ During Ramadan, Muslims practice sawm , or fasting .

^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
  • Ramadan on the Net - The Fast of Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ During Ramadan, the followers of Islam celebrate .
  • Lesson Plan - Ramadan (Islamic Holiday) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When fasting is over, Muslims go to mosques in nice clothes to pray the first Eid prayer.^ The mosque is crowded at the time of the Eid prayers.
  • Kobe Mosque Ramadan English 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.kobemosque.org [Source type: General]

^ When fasting is over, Muslims go to mosques in nice clothes to pray the first Eid prayer.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib , is due.
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They give out presents to the young ones and greet their friends and families.^ They give out presents to the young ones and greet their friends and families.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A Muslim happened to be present and witnessed the practical joke and the ridicule, and killed one of the pranksters, who avenged their friend’s death in turn.

^ I only have one Muslim friend in my town, and my family is not Muslim.
  • Selma’s Ramadan Questions and Answers 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicgarden.com [Source type: Original source]

.They then thank God for what he has given them.^ They then thank God for what he has given them.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the Muslim community was given permission by God to fight against non-believers, God gave them the happy news that they would eventually gain power in the land.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

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Practices during Ramadan

Fasting

.The most prominent event of this month is fasting.^ The most prominent event of Ramadan month is the daytime fasting, practised by most observant Muslims.

^ "During the entire month of Ramadan the Lailatul Qadr is the most special night for all the Muslims who fast.

^ Let us all once again pledge ourselves to follow the example of the Holy Prophet who was the most active during the month of fasting.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat Sahur or Sehri or Sahari (meaning "something we eat at Sahar"), then they perform the fajr (or Sobh) prayer.^ Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat and perform their fajr prayer and start fasting.The ill people and travellers will perform their Ramadan obligations during some other days.

^ Muslims in Turkey attend Friday prayers during the first day of Ramadan.
  • Ramadan Begins News - Topix 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ To eat something sweet before going for the Eid Prayer.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.They have to stop eating and drinking before the call for prayer starts until the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib.^ They have to stop eating and drinking before the call for prayer starts until the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib .
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eat full meal after Maghrib prayers.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For the next month, Hanan Shah, 11, Mohammad Maqsood, 13, and Aadil Haque, 11, will start their days before the sun, when they'll rise early for a predawn meal and read from the Quran.
  • Ramadan Begins News - Topix 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.Muslims break their fast at Magrib (at sunset) prayer time with a meal called Iftar.^ Ramadan is a time of fasting and prayer for the Muslim faithful.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Each night after sunset, they break their fast with the iftar meal.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iftar, one of the observances of Ramadan, refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast upon the sunset.
  • UAE - The Official Web Site - News 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.uaeinteract.com [Source type: News]

.Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set until the next morning's fajr prayer call.^ Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set until the next morning's fajr prayer call.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A. The Sunnah is to eat as soon as the sun sets.
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If one eats, drinks, or has intercourse, thinking that the sun has set or that fajr has not occurred.

.Then the process starts all over.^ Then the process starts all over.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ramadan is a time of reflecting and worshiping God.^ Ramadan is a time of reflecting and worshiping God.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Being Generous and Doing Other Meritorious Acts Being generous, studying the Quran, and supplicating to God are recommended at all times, but are especially stressed during Ramadan.

^ Reviewer: J. B. Petty ISBN: 0823415813 The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting and reflection.
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

.Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds.^ Al-hamdu liLLAH there is a great effort among the followers and revivers of the methodology of the Salaf in translating these books into English.
  • The last ten days of Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.qss.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We, as Muslims, are obliged to follow the teachings of the Holy Quran and the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Children and the elderly/ pregnant women are exempted from the fasting.Muslims put more effort into the...

.Sexual activities during fasting hours are also forbidden.^ Smoking and sexual relations are also forbidden during fasting.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, it is still forbidden during the fasting hours.

^ Sexual activities during fasting hours are also forbidden.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .Purity of both thoughts and actions is important.^ Purity of both thoughts and actions is important.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised awareness of closeness to God.^ The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised awareness of closeness to God.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muslims are expected to do this as an act of worship, and to thank God.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fasting from sunrise to sunset is required to achieve the goal of whole-body awareness of God.
  • A Beliefnet blog throughout the month of Ramadan - Hungry for Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

.The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.^ The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In such an instance, one might spit out the food being eaten or cease the forbidden activity, immediately upon remembering the fast.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A. Niyyah (intention) is a pillar in the fasting and it should made any time before Fajr and does not have to be said since it is in the heart.
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control,[8] sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity (Zakat).^ It also allows Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, [ 8 ] sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity ( Zakat ).
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Ramadan, which starts on September 1, observant Muslims eat a light pre-dawn meal and fast until sunset, a practice aimed at fostering self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for the poor.
  • Wishing all Ramadan Mubarak // General Discussion // BlogCatalog 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The purpose of fasting is to teach self-discipline and is needed to prepare for the suffering that Muslims may have to face in the course of obeying their God.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.Muslims should start observing the fasting ritual upon reaching the age of puberty, so long as they are healthy, sane and have no disabilities or illnesses.^ Muslims should start observing the fasting ritual upon reaching the age of puberty , so long as they are healthy, sane and have no disabilities or illnesses.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who should observe the Fast?
  • Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poem, Ramadan Songs, Ramadhan Children Activities, Fasting Stories 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fasting is obligatory upon every Muslim male and female who has reached the age of puberty.
  • Children and Ramadan, Ramadan Poem, Ramadan Songs, Ramadhan Children Activities, Fasting Stories 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: Original source]

.The elderly, the chronically ill, and the mentally ill are exempt from fasting, although the first two groups must endeavor to feed the poor in place of their missed fasting.^ The elderly, the chronically ill, and the mentally ill are exempt from fasting, although the first two groups must endeavor to feed the poor in place of their missed fasting.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A difference of opinion exists among Islamic scholars as to whether this last group must make up the days they miss at a later date, or feed poor people as a recompense for days missed.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those who are temporarily unable to fast must make up the missed days at another time, or feed the poor.

.Also exempt are pregnant women, women during the period of their menstruation, and women nursing their newborns.^ Also exempt are pregnant women, women during the period of their menstruation, and women nursing their newborns.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pregnant women and nursing mothers.

^ Women should not fast during menstruation but make up those days after Ramadan.
  • Ramadan in Dubai 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.dubaifaqs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A difference of opinion exists among Islamic scholars as to whether this last group must make up the days they miss at a later date, or feed poor people as a recompense for days missed.^ A difference of opinion exists among Islamic scholars as to whether this last group must make up the days they miss at a later date, or feed poor people as a recompense for days missed.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, they must feed one poor person for each day that they did not fast.

^ Those who are temporarily unable to fast must make up the missed days at another time, or feed the poor.

[10] .While fasting is not considered compulsory in childhood, many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life.^ While fasting is not considered compulsory in childhood , many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fasting during Ramadan has also many purposes related to the spiritual rewards of man, who has been sent to the world to sow it with the seeds of the next life.
  • The Holy Month of Ramadan and Fasting during It 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.thewaytotruth.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That fasting has many purposes relating both to the Lordship of God and thanksgiving for His bounties, and to mans individual and collective life, as well as to his self-training and self-discipline.
  • The Holy Month of Ramadan and Fasting during It 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.thewaytotruth.org [Source type: Original source]

.Lastly, those traveling (musaafir) are exempt, but must make up the days they miss.^ Those who have broken their fast because of harsh circumstances also must make up the missed days.

^ Lastly, those traveling ( musaafir ) are exempt, but must make up the days they miss.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She can't fast on those days (Well, she can if she wants to, but it's not a valid fast) and she has to make up after.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

[11] .More specifically, Twelver Shī‘ah define those who travel more than 40 mi (64 km) in a day as exempt.^ Travelers who are on journeys of more than about fifty miles.

^ More specifically, Twelver Shī‘ah define those who travel more than 40 mi (64 km) in a day as exempt.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those who are temporarily unable to fast must make up the missed days at another time, or feed the poor.

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.The elderly or those who suffer from a disability or disease and have no prospect of getting better in the future can pay the cost of Iftar for a person who cannot afford it, or else they can host such a person in their house and have him eat with them after sunset as a way of repaying for the days they could not fast.^ Those who are excused from fasting, and their rules.
  • AlMinbar.com : Khutbahs and Articles on Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC alminbar.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eating Iftar Q. What is the best way of eating Iftar?
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And as for those who can fast with difficulty (e.g.

[11]
.A person who is observing Ramadan might break the fast accidentally, due to having forgotten it.^ A person who is observing Ramadan might break the fast accidentally, due to having forgotten it.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This can usually happen in the early days of Ramadan because that person might have not yet been acclimated into fasting from dawn till dusk.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun-up to sun-down daily, not having anything to eat, drink, smoke or indulging in sexual relations.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.In such an instance, one might spit out the food being eaten or cease the forbidden activity, immediately upon remembering the fast.^ In such an instance, one might spit out the food being eaten or cease the forbidden activity, immediately upon remembering the fast.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition, it is fulfilled by ones intention to fast out of obedience to God and to seek His pleasure.

^ A. It does not void your fasting to taste with the tip of your tongue and then to spit out what is left on your tongue or in your mouth.
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.This can usually happen in the early days of Ramadan because that person might have not yet been acclimated into fasting from dawn till dusk.^ This can usually happen in the early days of Ramadan because that person might have not yet been acclimated into fasting from dawn till dusk.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fasting 6 days in the month after Ramadan .
  • Ramadan, How Muslims fast in Ramadan fasting 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC muslimconverts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Contains excellent pull-out section which lists, the 30 Days of Ramadan, each fast and every salat (prayer) which the child could be encouraged to participate in.
  • Ramadan & Fasting 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC islam786books.com [Source type: General]

.When Ramadan came to overshadow Ashura in importance, it took on some characteristics of the latter.^ When Ramadan came to overshadow Ashura in importance, it took on some characteristics of the latter.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to a well-known hadith, the person who observes Ramadan properly will have all their past sins forgiven.^ According to a well-known hadith, the person who observes Ramadan properly will have all their past sins forgiven.
  • Ramadan Information & Ramadan Links at HealthHaven.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC wiki.healthhaven.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And his past sins are forgiven.
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping to attain Allahs rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven.

.According to another, "When Ramadan arrives, Heaven's gates are opened, Hell's gates are closed, Satan is chained up and jinns are also locked up" and who ever dies will enter paradise.^ In it the gates of Heaven are opened, the gates of al-Jahim are locked, and the rebellious devils are chained.
  • Muttaqun OnLine - Ramadan: According to Quran and Sunnah 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC muttaqun.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During it the gates to Paradise are opened and the gates of Hellfire are locked, and the devils are chained.
  • The last ten days of Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.qss.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The gates of Paradise (Jannah) are open, the gates of Hell (Jahannam) are closed, and the Shayatin are tied up as the Prophet (s.a.w.
  • Islamic Voice - Shaban/Ramadan 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

[6]
.There are exceptions in certain Muslim communities that deny practising fasting in Ramadan such as Alevi people in Turkey.^ Ramadan, the Muslim season of fast, is such a disturbance.
  • altmuslim - Ramadan: Ramadan, counterculture, and soul 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.altmuslim.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Muslims in America fasting Ramadan .
  • Ramadan - News, photos, topics, and quotes 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are as many meanings of Ramadan as there are Muslims.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]

Prayer and reading of the Qur'an

Fanoos Ramadan, Cairo
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey in Ramadan (the writing with lights called mahya)
.In addition to fasting, Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Qur'an.^ Lasting for the entire month, Muslims fast during the daylight hours and in the evening eat small meals and visit with friends and family.
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ During the month following Ramadan, called Shawaal, Muslims are encouraged to fast for a further six days.

^ In this way, a Muslim engages his or her entire body in the physical observance of the Ramadan fast.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some Muslims perform the recitation of the entire Qur'an by means of special prayers, called Tarawih, which are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which a whole section of the Qur'an (Juz', which is 1/30 of the Qur'an) is recited.^ Therefore many Muslims (Submitters) spend the entire night in prayer.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the end of the month, the whole Qur'an has been recited.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition to the five daily prayers, during Ramadan Muslims recite a special prayer called the Taraweeh prayer (Night Prayer).
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Therefore the entire Qur'an would be completed at the end of the month.^ By the end of the month, the whole Qur'an has been recited.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (One would not wish to be in New Zealand's Ross Dependency in years when Ramadan falls on summer, as the sun will not set there for the entire month.
  • Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Majid's Pages- Ramadan in the Maldives 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.maldivesroyalfamily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know, the two days at the end of the fast where you gather with your family and celebrate successfully completing the fasting month.

.Ramadan is also a time when Muslims are to slow down from worldly affairs and focus on self-reformation, spiritual cleansing and enlightenment; this is to establish a link between themselves and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others.^ Ramadan is a time of fasting and prayer for the Muslim faithful.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ramadan is the time for Muslims to learn to control themselves and to develop their spiritual side.

^ If you are Muslim, what good deeds are you planning?
  • Wishing all Ramadan Mubarak // General Discussion // BlogCatalog 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.blogcatalog.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since it is a festival of giving and sharing, Muslims prepare special foods and buy gifts for their family and friends and for giving to the poor and needy who cannot afford it; this can involve buying new clothes, shoes and other items of need.^ Families and friends also like to share iftar.

^ I know we are also looking forward to hearing from a young man who will share his perspective and experiences as a young American Muslim.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Used & New Clothes Distribution: Provide and distribute new to mildly used clothing to needy people worldwide.
  • My Productive Ramadan Drive | HalfDate 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC halfdate.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a social aspect involved the preparing of special foods and inviting people for Iftar.^ Food in Ramadan Since Ramadan is a special time, Muslims (Submitters) in many parts of the world prepare certain favorite foods during this month.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iftar is a happy occasion and food is either prepared at home or purchased at a market.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ There are many reasons why people do fast, depending upon the social, cultural, religious, and economic understanding of the people or the individuals.
  • Ramadan 2005 #Goals and Duas of Holy Ramadhan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamdigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In many Muslim and non-Muslim countries with large Muslim populations, markets close down in the evening to enable people to perform prayers and consume the Iftar meal – these markets then re-open and stay open for a good part of the night.^ Therefore many Muslims (Submitters) spend the entire night in prayer.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "It will be a good gesture for the Muslim people."
  • Non-Muslims Who Fast During Ramadan :: Daniel Pipes 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.danielpipes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the evening of the either the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th day* of the month, Muslims celebrate the Laylat-al-Qadr (the Night of Power).
  • Ramadan on the Net - The Fast of Ramadan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

.Muslims can be seen shopping, eating, spending time with their friends and family during the evening hours.^ Lasting for the entire month, Muslims fast during the daylight hours and in the evening eat small meals and visit with friends and family.
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

^ During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun-up to sun-down daily, not having anything to eat, drink, smoke or indulging in sexual relations.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Injunctions against not fasting Fasting during Ramadan involved abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during the prescribed hours.
  • Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Majid's Pages- Ramadan in the Maldives 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.maldivesroyalfamily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Eid ul-Fitr

.The Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎) marks the end of the fasting period of Ramadan and the first day of the following month, after another new moon has been sighted.^ The End of Ramadan The Ramadan fast ends when the new moon (Shawwal) is seen.

^ So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e.
  • Kalamullah.Com | Ramadan Resources 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC kalamullah.com [Source type: Original source]

^ First day of fasting and another $100 donation received.
  • My Productive Ramadan Drive | HalfDate 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC halfdate.com [Source type: General]

.The Eid falls after 29 or 30 days of fasting, per the lunar sighting.^ Each Ramadan, the ninth month on the lunar calendar, Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset for 29 or 30 days.
  • Obama Ramadan Message: "May God's Peace Be Upon You" (VIDEO) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ This event is confirmed by sighting the new moon, even if it is seen by only one person, or by the passage of 30 days in the immediately preceding month of Shaban.

^ So, when Ramadan falls in the height of summer, fasting is a bit more difficult to observe because the days are nearly 16 hours long.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

.Eid ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking the Fast; a special celebration is made.^ Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr .
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid al Fitr, the festivity of breaking a fast, is celebrated by the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting.
  • Ramadan Begins News - Topix 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ Eid al-Fitr - the feast after the fast .

.Food is donated to the poor (Zakat al-fitr); everyone puts on their best, usually new, clothes; and communal prayers are held in the early morning, followed by feasting and visiting relatives and friends.^ It is followed by the Id Al-Fitr feasting and the exchange of gifts.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ Eid al-Fitr - the feast after the fast .

^ Zakat al-Fitr .
  • Kobe Mosque Ramadan English 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.kobemosque.org [Source type: General]

.The prayer is two Raka'ahs only, and it is optional (mustahabb) prayer as opposed to the compulsory five daily prayers.^ It's where he received the instructions about the five daily prayers.
  • Atoms and Eden - Salon.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, when you are in the workplace and you can't pray five times, you can adapt your practice by having the two prayers of the afternoon together and the two prayers of the night together.
  • Atoms and Eden - Salon.com 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

.Muslims are expected to do this as an act of worship, and to thank God.^ A narration in Muslim states: He would strive [to do acts of worship during the last ten days of Ramadan more than he would at any other time.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

Determining the start date

The beginning of Ramadan is based upon the Islamic calendar and observing the first waxing crescent moon.
.Hilāl (the crescent) is typically a day (or more) after the astronomical new moon.^ Careful plans of events had to be suddenly altered based on some ignorant fishermen's claim that they had sighted the new moon the day before it was expected.
  • Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Majid's Pages- Ramadan in the Maldives 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.maldivesroyalfamily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the new crescent moon ushers in Ramadan, the President extends his best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.
  • Obama Ramadan Message: "May God's Peace Be Upon You" (VIDEO) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ This event is confirmed by sighting the new moon, even if it is seen by only one person, or by the passage of 30 days in the immediately preceding month of Shaban.

.Since the new moon indicates the beginning of the new month, Muslims can usually safely estimate the beginning of Ramadan.^ When the new moon is sighted, signaling the beginning of the month of Ramadan, Muslims gather and say this duas: .
  • Ramadan 2005 #Goals and Duas of Holy Ramadhan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamdigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The fast ends when the new moon is again sighted and the month of Shawwal begins.
  • Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks. 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
  • Themed Reviews (Ramadan: A Muslim Holy Day, 2006) 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.childrenslit.com [Source type: General]

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.The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the Criterion.^ Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Revelation of Qur'an: The Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan.
  • Ramadan 2005 #Goals and Duas of Holy Ramadhan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamdigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Allah, the Most High says: The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs for the guidance and the Furqaan (criterion) between right and wrong.
  • Islamic Voice - Ramadan/Shawwal 1422 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamicvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

.So whoever of you is present in the month, he shall fast therein, and whoever is sick or on a journey, (he shall fast) a (like) number of other days.^ Then, you shall fast until sunset.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therefore, whoever of you is present at this month must fast it, and he who is so ill that he cannot fast or is on a journey must fast the same number of other days.

.Allah desires ease for you, and He desires not hardship for you, and (He desires) that you should complete the number and that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for having guided you and that you may give thanks.^ God desires ease for you, and desires not hardship for you, so that you can complete the number of the days required, exalt God for that He has guided you, and it is hoped that you may give thanks (due to Him).

^ You may even do this a number of times!
  • Ramadan 2005 #Goals and Duas of Holy Ramadhan 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.islamdigital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thanks a lot, Hasan, for giving the world such a great set of grandkids.

--Qur'an 2:185

Penalties of eating in public during Ramadan daytime

.In some Muslim countries, failing to fast or the open flouting of such behavior during Ramadan is considered a crime and is prosecuted as such.^ Forced to fast during Ramadan.

^ During Ramadan, fasting isn't for everyone .

^ Muslim advocates fasting during Ramadan shock .

For instance, in Algeria, in October 2008 the court of Biskra condemned six people to four years in prison and heavy fines.[13]
.In Kuwait, according to law number 44 of 1968 the penalty is a fine of no more than 100 Kuwaiti dinars, or jail for no more than one month, or both penalties, for those seen eating, drinking or smoking during Ramadan daytime.^ During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun-up to sun-down daily, not having anything to eat, drink, smoke or indulging in sexual relations.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ramadan has special significance since it is the month in which Muslims show more empathy towards the poor and downtrodden.

^ Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat and perform their fajr prayer and start fasting.The ill people and travellers will perform their Ramadan obligations during some other days.

[14][15] .In UAE, eating or drinking during the daytime of Ramadan is considered a minor offence and would be punished by up to 240 hours of community service.^ They are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours.
  • ~*~ Ramadan ~*~ - Koran - Marketwatch Group Discussion 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC community.marketwatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun-up to sun-down daily, not having anything to eat, drink, smoke or indulging in sexual relations.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 23 January 2010 16:31 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world get up before dawn to eat and perform their fajr prayer and start fasting.The ill people and travellers will perform their Ramadan obligations during some other days.

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See also

References

  1. ^ An Idiot's Guide to Ramadan; BBC, 03 October 2005
  2. ^ Qur'an 2:185
  3. ^ Ramadan FAQ
  4. ^ Sunan al-Tirmidhi I.145.
  5. ^ Goyṭayn, Šelomo D. (1966). Studies in Islamic history and institutions. Leiden, NL: E. J. Brill. pp. 95–96. ISBN 9004030069. 
  6. ^ a b Robinson, Neal (1999). Islam: A Concise Introduction. Washington: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 0878402241. 
  7. ^ Qur'an 2:187
  8. ^ Why Ramadan brings us together; BBC, 01 September 2008
  9. ^ a b Help for the Heavy at Ramadan, Washington Post, 27 September 2008
  10. ^ See, for example, Should pregnant women fast during Ramadan, where both points of view are indicated by different scholars; see also The Old, The Pregnant, And The Breast Feeding Not Fasting, where different views on this subject are mentioned.
  11. ^ a b Qur'an 2:184
  12. ^ Hilal Sighting & Islamic Dates: Issues and Solution Insha'Allaah. Hilal Sighting Committee of North America (website). Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  13. ^ AFP-Arabia.net, 7 October 2008; visited 9 December 2008.
  14. ^ Press release by Kuwait Ministry Of Interior
  15. ^ "KD 100 fine, one month prison for public eating, drinking". Friday Times (Kuwait Times Newspaper). 21 August 2009. http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MTE3NDM5MzY5NA. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 
  16. ^ Salama, Samir (16 July 2009). "New penalty for minor offences in UAE". Gulf News (Dubai, UAE: Al Nisr Publishing LLC). http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/new-penalty-for-minor-offences-in-uae-1.492892. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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Etymology

From Arabic رمضان (ramaɖáːn), from ارتمض (irtámaɖa), to be consumed by grief and sorrow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɹæməˈdɑːn/, /ˈɹæmədæn/

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  1. (Islam) The holy ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar (the Hijra), during which Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset; they also refrain from smoking, sexual relations, and various other desires and emotions.

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast or do not eat or drink during the daytime.

Overview

The date for the start of Ramadan is slightly different each year, depending on the position of the moon. Once Ramadan starts, Muslims should not eat or drink or have sexual activities between sunrise and sunset. This usually continues for thirty days, but sometimes twenty-nine days.

Fasting is supposed to teach Muslims about patience and spiritual things. It is a time for Muslims to think about how the poor and homeless suffer without lots of food, it helps Muslims to be more obedient, and less greedy. During Ramadan, Muslims ask to be forgiven for their sins, and they pray for help in stopping them from doing bad things. Muslims believe Ramadan is a month when God shows himself to humans, because it was the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It was also the month in which the Annunciation of the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary took place.[Qur'an 2:185]

Not everyone has to observe Ramadan. Children do not have to fast. They should start when they reach the age of puberty, so long as they are healthy. People who are travelling long distances do not have to fast. Pregnant women do not have to if they think it might harm their unborn baby. Sometimes sportsmen do not observe the fast. Sometimes there are disagreements about this. For example, the Olympic Games in 2012 will fall in the middle of the holy month. This will make it very difficult for the sportsmen if they cannot eat or drink during daytime.[1]

When the sun goes down and it gets dark the Muslim people will start eating again (this is called "breaking the fast"). This meal is known as Iftar. There are often big meals enjoyed together by lots of Muslims. [2]. Sometimes markets open after Iftar and stay open during the night.

References

  1. The Independent 16 Aug 2010 p.3 "No fasting, no football"
  2. Ramadan: Muslims feast and fast during holy month access 8-11-2011


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