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Title: Ramadan


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Ramadan
  • Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root ramida
    or arramad which means intense scorching, heat
    and dryness, especially of the ground. This also
    translates to the thirst and hunger associated
    with fasting.

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Ramadan
  • Ramadan is a pillar of Islam.
  • Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim
    calendar. which is celebrated from beginning to
    end as holy - in fact, many regard it as the
    holiest time of the Muslim year.

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Ramadan
  • The month of Ramadan is also when it is believed
    the Holy Quran was sent down from heaven,
    guidance unto men, a declaration of direction,
    and a means of Salvation.

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Ramadan
  • One may eat and drink at any time during the
    night "until you can plainly distinguish a white
    thread from a black thread by the daylight then
    keep the fast until night"
  • -Holy Quran

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Ramadan
  • During the dawn and daylight hours Muslims
    totally abstain from food, drink, smoking, and
    sex.
  • Pre-fast meal (suhoor) before dawn.
  • post-fast meal (iftar) after sunset.

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Ramadan
  • Exempted from fasting
  • Young Children.
  • The insane.
  • People in poor health.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Nursing women.
  • Menstruating women.
  • Travelers, if the distance traveled is great.

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Ramadan
  • Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated as simply Eid,
    is an Islamic holiday that marks the end of
    Ramadan, the month of fasting. Fitr means "to
    break" and therefore symbolizes the breaking of
    the fasting period and of all evil habits.

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Ramadan
  • Eid is a time to come together as a community
    and to renew friendship and family ties. This is
    a time for peace for all Muslims in the world to
    devote to prayers and mutual well-being.

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Ramadan
  • Common greetings during this three-day festival
    are the Arabic greeting
  • "Eid mubarak or "Eid saeed" !" which,
    loosely translated, means "Happy Eid!.

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Ramadan
  • Eid-ul-Fitr is not only for celebrations, it
    is also the time for Muslims to clean their sins.

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Ramadan
  • SPECIAL DAYS
  • Battle of Badr This was a key battle in the year
    625 CE and which occurred on the 17th day of
    Ramadan .
  • Retaking of Mecca On the 19th of Ramadan in the
    year 630 CE it is believed that Muhammad manage
    to return and retake the city of Mecca from his
    opponents.

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Ramadan
  • Deaths A number of important deaths occurred
    during the month of Ramadan Muhammad's first
    wife, Khadija (10th) and both Ali and the 8th
    Shiite Imam, Ali Reza (21st).
  • Births A number of important births also
    occurred during the month of Ramadan Hussein
    (6th), who was later martyred and Ali (22nd).

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Ramadan
  • Laylat al-Qadr This literally means "the
    night of power," and is celebrated on one of the
    last ten days during the month of Ramadan. But
    always on an odd numbered day.

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Ramadan
  • Tradition holds that on this night, the
    prayers of a sincere and devout Muslim are sure
    to be answered because it is believed to be the
    night when the Quran was first revealed to
    Muhammad.

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