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 Muslim calendar - AskTheBrain.com
Since Muslims follow a lunar calendar, the month of Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon and ends with the sighting of the new moon of the next month.
The ninth lunar month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time of fasting from dawn to sunset to satisfy one of the five Pillars of Faith, the chief religious duties of a Muslim.
On the fourteenth of Sha’ban, the eighth month of the Muslim calendar and two weeks before Ramadan commences, Muslims seek forgiveness for their sins.
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 Ramadan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ramadan or Ramadhan (Arabic: رمضان) is the ninth month of the Islamic year and the holiest month in Islam, however, it is normal month for non-Muslims that live in the countries that use the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan reaches its height in its last ten days, one of the last five odd numbered days of the month is called the Night of Destiny (Arabic: Laylat al-Qadr), marking the date of the revelations of the first verses of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad.
The fasting during Ramadan has been so predominant in defining the month that some have been led to believe the name of this month, Ramadan, is the name of Islamic fasting, which in reality is Sawm for fasting in general and "Islamic fasting during Ramadan" for the fasting of this particular month.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ramadan   (591 words)

  
 Islam Online
The most important dates in the Islamic calendar are: 1 Muharram (Islamic New Year); 10 Muharram (Day of `Ashura’); 27 Rajab (Israa’ and Mi`raj); 1 Ramadan (first day of the month of fasting); the last ten days of Ramadan, which include
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset.
Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, its year is 10 or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year.
www.islamonline.net /English/introducingislam/Worship/Fasting/article04.shtml   (629 words)

  
 Islam Online
The most important dates in the Islamic calendar are: 1 Muharram (Islamic New Year); 10 Muharram (Day of `Ashura’); 27 Rajab (Israa’ and Mi`raj); 1 Ramadan (first day of the month of fasting); the last ten days of Ramadan, which include
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset.
Since the Islamic calendar is lunar, its year is 10 or 11 days shorter than the Gregorian year.
www.islamonline.net /English/introducingislam/Worship/Fasting/article04.shtml   (629 words)

  
 Islamic Calendar - RELST151 - Fears
Islam has its own distinctive calendar, made up of twelve lunar months (whereas the Gregorian and Julian calendars are solar oriented) -- of between 29 and 30 days or a total of 354 days each year.
NEW YEAR (FIRST OF MUHARRAM) -- The month of Muharram is the beginning of the Muslim calendar.
This practice does not seem to be observed much except in regard to the month of Ramadan.
www.bsu.edu /classes/fears/relst151/islamcalendar.html   (629 words)

  
 Ramadan, ramadan ecards, ramadan dates 2002
Ramadan is a month that follows the lunar calendar, the basis of the Islamic...
Ramadan is a month that follows the lunar calendar, the basis of Islamic (or Hijri) calendar.
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for intense prayer and worship for all Muslims.
www.clarinetinfo.com /ramadan.html   (629 words)

  
 Ramadan in Egypt
Ramadan is a month that follows the lunar calendar, the basis of the Islamic (or Hijri) calendar.
Since Ramadan is considered to be the most joyful month of the whole year, children also have their share of fun.
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.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/ramadan.htm   (1729 words)

  
 A Girl's World Presents: Pajama Party: Christmas 2004!
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, which overlaps with the regular calendar month of December.
The Month of Ramadan is also when it is believed the Holy Quran [our sacred book] "was sent down from heaven, a guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation."
Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lifes.
www.agirlsworld.com /amy/pajama/winter/ramadan.html   (537 words)

  
 Travel Channel :: Events :: Middle East
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar, migrates through the seasons and is celebrated in November in 2003.
Syria (Damascus) Apart from being the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, Ramadan is also one of the most important annual events in terms of endurance and religious observation.
Lebanon (Beirut) For a truly unique experience of Arab culture and customs, a visit to Beirut during the holy month of Ramadan is a must.
www.whatsontheplanet.com /wow/ptnr/discovery/page.jsp?fx=search_events&loc_id=130995&cat_id=2229   (537 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 month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.
www.ramadan.co.uk /index1.php?page=others.htm   (700 words)

  
 The Sacred Year in Islam
Commemorating, in particular, the revelation of the Qur'an-the source and central focus of Islamic religious life-the period of Ramadan is also widely consecrated to acts of devotion, charity, and spiritual retreat, especially to reading of the Qur'an and to collective gatherings for nightly readings of the Qur'an, prayers, and praises of the Prophet.
In much of the Islamic world, the nights of Ramadan are also a time for feasting, family gatherings, and collective public celebration.
The traditional names of the lunar months were taken over from pre-Islamic Arabian custom, while the customary dating of the Islamic calendar from the month of the Prophet Muhammad's crucial "exodus" from Mecca to Medina (hijra; in September 622 C.E.) was itself established by his second successor, the caliph Umar, soon after Muhammad's death.
www.afsc.org /pwork/1299/1208.htm   (986 words)

  
 Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
The last ten days of Ramadan are a time of special spiritual focuse, as the night on which the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet, known as the Night of Power (Lailat ul-Qadr), is generally taken to be the 27th night of the month.
Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion Muslims throughout the world.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/ramadan.htm   (1036 words)

  
 The Sacred Year in Islam
The traditional names of the lunar months were taken over from pre-Islamic Arabian custom, while the customary dating of the Islamic calendar from the month of the Prophet Muhammad's crucial "exodus" from Mecca to Medina (hijra; in September 622 C.E.) was itself established by his second successor, the caliph Umar, soon after Muhammad's death.
The Islamic religious or hijra calendar followed by Muslims of all branches of Islam, throughout the world, is a pure lunar calendar of 12 months, based on the actual sighting of each new moon.
Commemorating, in particular, the revelation of the Qur'an-the source and central focus of Islamic religious life-the period of Ramadan is also widely consecrated to acts of devotion, charity, and spiritual retreat, especially to reading of the Qur'an and to collective gatherings for nightly readings of the Qur'an, prayers, and praises of the Prophet.
www.afsc.org /pwork/1299/1208.htm   (1036 words)

  
 Pictures of Eid Around the World
Pakistan's Faisal mosque is bathed in light on the twenty-seventh night of the fasting month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in Islamabad, December 2, 2002.
Turkey's Justice and Development Party leader, Tayyip Erdogan, stands in front of his party symbol, a light bulb, as he sings a song on the first day of Ramadan bayram or Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, while he attends a gathering with supporters in Istanbul, December 5, 2002.
Muslims across the country are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
www.xu.edu /msa/announcements/2002/12/09.html   (1036 words)

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

  
 -- Beliefnet.com
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, which is based on the moon.
"Ramadan is the month during which the Qur'an was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book.
The Qur'an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan.
www.beliefnet.com /features/ramadan_chart.html   (395 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ramadan: Books: Suhaib Hamid Ghazi,Omar Rayyan
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and I think most Americans know at least that much if they had no clue as to what the holiday celebrates or what Muslim families do during that time.
The month of Ramadan, an Islamic time of fasting, feasting, sharing, and prayer, is seen through the eyes of young Hakeem.
Young Readers will learn about how Ramadan was the month is which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to the prophet Muhammed.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/082341275X?v=glance   (1582 words)

  
 S. H. Taqizadeh: Old Iranian Calendars
The Persian year as we know it in the Islamic period was, in fact, a vague year of 365 days, with twelve months each of thirty days, with the exception of the eighth month, which had thirty-five days or, rather, thirty days plus another five supplementary days, or epagomenae, added to it.
A parallel is to he found in the Jewish fast of `âshûrâ adopted at first by Muslims, but changed later to the month of Ramadan when their relations with the Jews became unfriendly.
The Y.A. calendar to which this year belonged was the official means of time reckoning in the Sasanian period and has continued in use as the religious calendar of the Zoroastrians down to the present day.
www.avesta.org /taqizad.htm   (16035 words)

  
 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE
ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is referred to in the Qu'ran (Koran) as a blessed month in which the teachings of the Qu'ran were revealed to the prophet Muhommed.
The Coptic calendar is the oldest known calendar in the world and was established by the great Egyptian astronomer Toot 6,241 years ago.
The New Year is one of the most important events of the Coptic calendar and one of the great festivals.
schools.tdsb.on.ca /silverthornci/alldays.htm   (7018 words)

  
 Ramadan definition of Ramadan. What is Ramadan? Meaning of Ramadan. What does Ramadan mean? Ramadan synonyms, Ramadan antonyms by Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Ramadan - the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
Ramadan - (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
Ramadan synonyms, Ramadan antonyms by Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
dict.thefreelibrary.com /Ramadan   (7018 words)

  
 Muslim Students Association, MTU : Ramadan
The calendar is not based on actual sighting of the moon, which is required for the beginning of the month of Ramadan and Eid.
Any decision made by the MSA committee for the month of Ramadan will be reflected on this page.
Like any other Islamic calendar the following calander is based on calculation and gives only estimated date.
www.sos.mtu.edu /msa/ramadan.html   (7018 words)

  
 Rajab, Rajab al-Murajab, Rajab-ul-Murrajab - Seventh month of Islamic Calendar
It becomes Wajib during the month of Ramadan, but is highly recommended during the months of Rajab and Sha'baan.
The Prophet went on to say that the month of Rajab is the month of Allah; Sha'baan was his month and the month of Ramadhaan was the month of the Muslim Ummah.
Rajab is one of the four months declared sacred by Allah in the Holy Qur'an.
www.ezsoftech.com /islamic/07.asp   (1147 words)

  
 Search: Ramadan - FOX News
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion Muslims...
Ramadan or Ramadhan (Arabic:) is the ninth month of the Islamic year.
search.foxnews.com /_1_2FENTJC036B2RWE__info.foxnws/search/web/Ramadan   (1147 words)

  
 Ramadan on the Web at Clint's Place
Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset.
On September 24th, the Muslim community in America and around the world will began the month-long fast of Ramadan (rom-a-don).
Children's Activities in Ramadan - project ideas and quizzesfor young children
capt.clint.home.mindspring.com /ramadan.html   (87 words)

  
 NOBLE Web: Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, the time of year when it is believed that the Holy Quran was received by the Prophet Muhammad.
Essentials of Ramadan -- The electronic version of the book Essentials of Ramadan, the Fasting month by Tajuddin B. Shu`aib, provided by the USC Muslim Students Association Islamic Server.
Ramadan on the Net -- The story of Ramadan and the Five Pillars of Islam
www.noblenet.org /year/ramadan.html   (211 words)

  
 Religion News Service: Religion Backgrounders
Muslims celebrate two major holidays: Eid ul-fitr is the celebration at the end of Ramadan, the month of daylight fasting.
Since the Muslim calendar dates come approximately 11 days earlier each year in relation to our calendar, it is not easy to keep track of their holidays.
The Muslim calendar is dated from the time of Muhammad's moving from Mecca to Medina- the "Hegira" -- and is designated by the letters A.H. (After the Hegira).
www.religionnews.com /bkgd_islam5.html   (211 words)

  
 S. H. Taqizadeh: Old Iranian Calendars
The only difference between these two calendars was in the names of the months, and perhaps also in the fact that, while the Babylonian year began near the vernal equinox, the beginning of the Persian year was probably near the autumnal equinox.
A parallel is to he found in the Jewish fast of `âshûrâ adopted at first by Muslims, but changed later to the month of Ramadan when their relations with the Jews became unfriendly.
This is perhaps a remnant of the earliest and primitive time-reckoning of the Iranians by half-months.
www.avesta.org /taqizad.htm   (16035 words)

  
 Institute of Islamic Studies and Centre for Study of Society and Secularism
Most of the Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan and hence they are quite anxious to celebrate Eid at the end of their fasting.
Thus Muslim calendar has to be a lunar calendar and moon fulfils an important function of indicating time as per the Will of Allah.
This fixation on the lunar calendar results in a continuous variations of the seasonal circumstances in which those religious observances are performed…..(Muhammad Asad, The Message of the Qur’an).
ecumene.org /IIS/csss28.htm   (16035 words)

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