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Confessions of a Ramadan Rookie

Source : Rollo Romig | NewYorker | 13 Jul 2013

Russian Muslims welcome Ramadan with a great joy

Source : Agencies | 11 Jul 2013

Russians Muslims welcomed holy Ramadan with great enthusiasm. Around 20 million of Muslims around Russia including the capital city of Moscow flocked to the mosques to perform the first Tarawih prayer of this Ramadan.

Moscow is also home to two million Muslims who welcomed Ramadan with great joy. The tent mosque near the Moscow Central Mosque is also serving Muslims in performing their prayers.

19 hours of fasting and Tarawih prayer at 24:00

10 Incredible Health Benefits of Fasting

By: | 11 Jul 2013

Many people observe fasting as a religious obligation but only few know the health benefits it has. Fasting is a good practice, if properly implemented. It promotes elimination of toxins from the body, reduces blood sugar ans fat stores. It promote healthy eating habits and boost immunity. Here are top 10 health benefits you ca derive from fasting.

Security problems up, drums down: Ramadan criers on way to extinction in Iraq

Source : Middle East Online | 13 Aug 2012

Beating a small drum and walking through the streets of his neighbourhood in the early hours, Luay Sabbah shouts, "Suhoor! Suhoor!", plying a craft that is increasingly rare in Iraq.

The 20-something spends his pre-dawn hours, like his counterparts nationwide, waking neighbourhood residents for the meal that precedes a Muslim's daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan, known as the suhoor.

Fast of Ramadan: One of the five pillars of Islam

Fasting is not unique to the Muslims. It has been practiced for centuries in connection with religious ceremonies by Christians, Jews, Confucianists, Hindus, Taoists, and Jains. God mentions this fact in the Qur'an:
“O you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may develop God-consciousness.” (Qur'an 2:183)

Some Native American societies observed fast to avert catastrophe or to serve as penance for sin. Native North Americans held tribal fasts to avert threatening disasters.

Ramadan: The month of spiritual development

By : Abu Tariq Hijazi | 07 Aug 2012

Canada Muslims Balance Ramadan, Work

Source : OnIslam | 07 Aug 2012

China bans Uighur Muslims from Ramadan fasting

Source : Agencies | 03 Aug 2012

China banned Muslim officials and students from fasting during Ramadan in Uighur region.

Guidance posted on numerous government websites called on Communist Party leaders to restrict Muslim religious activities during the holy month, including fasting and visiting mosques.

The government has banned any public religious activities by the region's Muslims, according to a spokesman for the Munich-based World Uighur Congress.

Dagestani Muslims organize iftars

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 31 Jul 2012

With the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan Muslims perform one of the pillars of Islam - fasting. During this month Muslims should abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.

In the evening, with the call of the adhan for the evening prayer - Maghrib, Muslims end their fast. Breaking fast, or iftar, - an indication that another day of fasting is over. Muslims praise Almighty Allah, while breaking fast with dates, water, or candy, and perform collective prayer, after which have a meal.

Ramadan 2012: History, Dates, Greeting And Rules Of The Muslim Fast

Source : Huffington Post | 28 Jul 2012

What is the history of Ramadan?

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. The term Ramadan literally means scorching in Arabic. It was established as a Holy Month for Muslims after the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE on the occasion known as Laylat al-Qadr, frequently translated as "the Night of Power".

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