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  Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
During Ramadan in the Muslim world, most restaurants are closed during the daylight hours.
Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2007 occurrs on Oct. 13.
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 Islamic Holidays and Observances
Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion Muslims throughout the world.
Due to the lack of preoccupation with the satisfaction of bodily appetites during the daylight hours of fasting, a measure of ascendancy is given to one's spiritual nature, which becomes a means of coming closer to God.
Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship, reading of the Qur'an, giving charity, purifying one's behavior, and doing good deeds.
www.colostate.edu /Orgs/MSA/events/Ramadan.html   (801 words)

  
 Girl Power! Ramadan
Ramadan don't always fall at the end of the year though.
Muslims believe that Ramadan is the month that Allah (God) first revealed the Quran (also spelled Koran), the holy book of Islam, to a caravan trader named Muhammad.
During Ramadan, people at many mosques recite about 1/30 of the Quran a night so that by the end of the month the entire Quran will have been recited.
www.girlpower.gov /girlarea/12dec/ramadan.htm   (352 words)

  
 Ramadan Primer -- Beliefnet.com
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, which is based on the moon.
In 2007, Ramadan is predicted to begin on September 13th and end on October 12th.
"Ramadan is the month during which the Qur'an was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.
www.beliefnet.com /features/ramadan_chart.html   (434 words)

  
 The fast of Ramadan
Ramadan (pronounced "rom-a-don") is the holiest period in the Islamic year.
Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint...Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong).
Because Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, it is observed about eleven days earlier each year.
www.religioustolerance.org /isl_rama.htm   (838 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Ramadan: Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and there are several reasons why it is considered important:
Ramadan is often called ‘month of the Qur’an’; because of this, and Muslims attempt to recite as much of the Qur’an as they can during the month.
Ramadan is intended to increase self-control in all areas, including food, sleeping, sex and the use of time.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/islam/practices/ramadan_1.shtml   (576 words)

  
  Ramadan, the Fasting Month for the Muslims ...
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[2:185] "Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.
GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation."
www.submission.org /ramadan.html   (94 words)

  
  Ramadan - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The month of Ramadan is particularly sacred to Muslims because the Qur’an was first revealed to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, during this month.
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, the essential religious duties of all adult Muslims.
Ramadan is a month of worship, and fasting is a means of fostering piety.
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 Ramadan
Ramadan is one of two major religious celebrations for the Muslims during the year.
Ramadan is important for Muslims because it is believed to be the month during which the Holy Quran (the Muslims Holy book) was revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad (570-632 C.E.).
Ramadan is a very spiritual time for Muslims, and often they share their experience with their friends and family members.
www.geocities.com /netcaste/hw/Ramadan.html   (1074 words)

  
 USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root word ramida or ar-ramad denoting intense scorching heat and dryness, especially the ground.
Thus, the word Ramadan is so called to indicate the heating sensation in the stomach as a result of thirst).
Otherwise, the relation between the heat and its properties is miraculously similar to that of Ramadan.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/fundamentals/pillars/fasting/tajuddin/fast_12.html   (233 words)

  
 Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar and the holiest of the four holy months.
Since Muslims are commanded to fast during the month of Ramadan, it is believed that the month's name may refer to the heat of thirst and hunger, or because fasting burns away one's past sins.
The end of Ramadan is marked by a three-day period known as Eid ul-Fitr, the "Festival of Fast-breaking." It is a joyous time beginning with a special prayer, and accompanied by celebration, socializing, festive meals and sometimes very modest gift-giving, especially to children.
www.ramadan.co.uk /index1.php?page=others.htm   (700 words)

  
 Ramadan, Islamic holy calendar at Best Iran Travel.com
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which all Muslims must fast during the daylight hours.
Ramadan is not only the month of fasting but also the month of spiritual healing.
The end of Ramadan is again determined and announced by observance of the new moon.
www.bestirantravel.com /culture/ramadan.html   (855 words)

  
 Ramadan 2007 | What Christians Should Know | www.30-days.net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The month of Ramadan is the ninth month and begins with a combination of the sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculations.
The name Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word ramida or ar-ramad, denoting intense scorching heat and dryness, especially the ground.
The last ten days of Ramadan are considered highly blessed, especially the 27th night which is also called the 'Night of Power', or the 'Night of Destiny'.
www.30-days.net /islam/ramadan.htm   (1188 words)

  
 Ramadan History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks.
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic year (which is lunar) and marks the anniversary of more than one significant event.
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.
In many Islamic countries, the beginning of Ramadan is announced by a firing of a gun or cannon on the eve of the first day (which begins at sunset not sunrise!).
www.brownielocks.com /ramadan.html   (1916 words)

  
 Ramadan (Islamic, Moslem, Muslim)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ramadan is the most sacred holiday of the Muslim year and is mandated by the Qur'an (2:183).
Ramadan is a time of worship, reading the Qur'an, charitable acts, and the purification of individual behavior.
Ramadan is a time of atonement somewhat similar to Yom Kippur and Lent.
www3.kumc.edu /diversity/ethnic_relig/ramadan.html   (194 words)

  
 Tent of Abraham - The Meaning of Ramadan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During Ramadan all physically mature and healthy Muslims are required to abstain from all food, drink, gum chewing, any kind of tobacco use, and any kind of sexual contact between dawn and sunset for 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon during this month.
The end of Ramadan is marked by a three-day celebration and worship called Eid ul Fitr, which begins with a special communal worship service, the first morning after the month ends.
Ramadan orients the believer to balance between all these dimensions of his/her existence.
www.tentofabraham.org /index.php?option=content&task=view&id=18   (1080 words)

  
 Lesson Plan - Ramadan (Islamic Holiday)
Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to concentrate on the practice of their faith.
Ramadan is a time to worship Allah; part of that worship includes reciting passages from the Koran.
On the 27th day of Ramadan, fireworks are often used to celebrate the Night of Power-the night that Muhammad first received revelation of the Koran in 610.
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/ramadan.html   (1548 words)

  
 Ramadan in Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ramadan is a month that follows the lunar calendar, the basis of the Islamic (or Hijri) calendar.
With an eleven-day offset from the Gregorian (western) calendar, the exact timing of Ramadan during the year is variable, sometimes falling in summer and sometimes in winter.
Since Ramadan is considered to be the most joyful month of the whole year, children also have their share of fun.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/ramadan.htm   (1696 words)

  
 A Girl's World Presents: Pajama Party: Christmas 2006!
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, which overlaps with the regular calendar month of December.
Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lifes.
During Ramadan, it is common for Muslims to go to the Masjid (Mosque) and spend several hours praying and studying the Quran.
www.agirlsworld.com /amy/pajama/winter/ramadan.html   (537 words)

  
 Gulfnews: Time for restraint and tolerance
The start of Ramadan, as that of all Islamic months, is based on the sighting of the new moon, the hilal, which is why the crescent is often used as an unofficial symbol of the month.
As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting during Ramadan, which is considered one of the highest forms of worship, is obligatory for those Muslims past the age of puberty who are mentally and physically fit and not travelling, as long as it does not cause them physical or mental harm.
Since cultural consciousness is also high during the month, Ramadan can be a good time to connect with the local and Muslim cultural scene by attending the various musical and social events, as well as trying local and regional cuisine that is popular during the month of fasting.
archive.gulfnews.com /indepth/ramadan/more_stories/10069556.html   (739 words)

  
 RAMADAN
Ramadan is a month of spiritualism, meditation, and abstinence from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.
Fasting during Ramadan is mentioned in the Qur’an and in the traditions of the Prophet (Pbuh) to be a mandatory duty for every Muslim, male or female.
Allah says: “Ramadan is the month in which was sent clear signs for guidance and judgment between right and wrong.
www.uscg.mil /hq/atcmobil/tradiv/IMS/RAMADAN.htm   (1619 words)

  
 Holy Ramadan Home - One Stop for whole month of Ramzan al-Mubarak (Ramadan Information Centre)
The blessings of Ramadan are not limited to fasting alone, because the performance of all sorts of worship and good deeds during this month is also a source of great Divine favor.
Devout supplications to Allah and repentance of one's sins during Ramadan are the sources of Divine blessings and mercy.
Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong).
www.ezsoftech.com /ramadan/default.asp   (789 words)

  
 Welcome to 'Id al-Fitr!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.
Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, the month of Ramadan can be at any time in the Christian calendar.
Ramadan, the ninth month, begins with the sighting of the new moon.
library.thinkquest.org /11719/vasishtfiles/idalfitr.html?tqskip=1&tqskip1=1&tqtime=0731   (444 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Ramadan
Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root word ramida denoting intense scorching heat and dryness.
Ramadan is a holy month for the Islamic community when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lives.
The beginning of Ramadan is ascertained by physically sighting the new crescent moon, referred to as hilel.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/ramadan   (598 words)

  
 Ramadan,Ramadan History,What is Ramadan,Ramadan Meaning,Ramadan Observances
Ramadan is referred to as a lunar holiday.
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic year (which is lunar) and marks the anniversary of more than one significant event.
Ramadan is a time for self-examination and increased religious devotion.
www.funmunch.com /events/ramadan/about_ramadan.shtml   (772 words)

  
 Why Do Muslims Fast?
As Ramadan fast is inextricably tied to the Night of Power (see 2:183) it follows that any Muslim who wishes to benefit from the Night of Power must fast during the month of Ramadan.
The All-wise, Allah, did not put the poor Muslims in limbo, rather He made fasting during Ramadan as a means of placing the poor and the rich on equal footing in terms of asking for forgiveness for their past sins.
Therefore, Ramadan fast unites Muslims and bring them together as equal slaves who can be forgiven of their past sins devoid of discrimination in the sight of Allah.
www.sunnah.org /ibadaat/fasting/fast.html   (2206 words)

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