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Sep 13, 2007

Ramadan a Month of Fasting for Muslims

Today is the first day of RAMADAN a holy month for muslims to fast for 3o days im so much happy all muslims are happy when this month comes it has many puposes and i would like to give my friends who know little about it a short brief about this month.

-a month of obligatory daily fasting in Islam is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Daily fasts begin at dawn and end with sunset. Special nightly prayers called, Taraweeh prayers are held. The entire Quran is recited in these prayers in Mosques all around the world. This month provides an opportunity for Muslims to get closer to God. This is a month when a Muslim should try to:

*See not what displeases Allah(GOD)
*Speak no evil
*Hear no evil
*Do no evil
*Look to Allah(GOD) with fear and hope

Ramadan ends with a day long celebration known as Eidul-Fitr. Eidul-Fitr begins with a special morning prayer in grand Mosques and open grounds of towns and cities of the world. the prayer is attended by men, women and children with their new or best clothes. A special charity, known as Zakatul-Fitr is given out prior to the prayer. The rest of the day is spent in visiting relatives and friends, giving gifts to children and eating.

Some of The purposes of fasting is to avoid sins such as:
*Getting angry
*Bad language
*Gossip and lies
*Arguing with others

Happy ramadan to all muslims in the world
im excited coz i get closer to Allah (GOD) pleasing him and thanking him also most of the prayers are really accepted in this month.

My main prayers are to all man kind who ever they are ....wherever they are .....what religion they have ......i prayPEACE....LOVE...... and HARMONY to be in this world and i pray good health to everyone and happiness too GOD BLESS ALL


WaterLearner said...

Happy Ramadan Lili!!!

J@n!ce said...

Lili, happy ramadan :)

Janice Ng

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,

Happy Ramadan!
Thanks for sharing the meaning of Ramadan and the purpose of fasting.

Blessings to you Lili.

lilifxt said...

thx my friends alot wishing u all the best

Mido said...

Hi Lili

This is really very nice article.

Happy Ramadan

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