Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ramadan Began This Week

This month I'll try to keep in mind and prayer Muslims who are observing the Ramadan fast. The holy month is described in this article: In Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic (lunar) calendar, most Muslims abstain from water and food from dawn to sunset. A predawn meal is allowed, and a sunset meal (Iftar) is shared with friends and family. The fast itself is called Sawm and is one of Islam's five pillars.

I'm ashamed to say I can't imagine undertaking such a rigorous fast, although I do occasionally skip a meal for religious devotional purposes and should do so more often.

Here is a recent article about Ramadan around the world.

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