Ramadan, the most holy month in Islamic culture, starts the evening of Tuesday, May 1, and ends on June 14. Muslims believe that Allah gave the first verses of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed during the month in 610. Across the world, Muslims observe Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, intercourse and other activities considered worldly, from sunrise to sunset. Instead, they focus on the religion and self-reflection. … [Read more...] about Ramadan Quotes 2018: Sayings About Fasting and the Muslim Holy Month
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As the moon was not sighted on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, in which Islam is the state religion, the current month went on for another day. … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018 announcement – was there a new moon sighting in Saudi Arabia and will the holy month begin on Thursday?
Muslims across the world mark Ramadan by fasting from dawn (fajr) until dusk (maghrib) (abstaining from both water and food), praying five times a day and almsgiving. Fasting begins 20 minutes before dawn and only able-bodied adults must fast. Meaning children, pregnant, breastfeeding or menstruating women, or those who are very ill are exempt, according to Islamic Society of Rutgers University (ISRU). Those who are travelling can also skip some days of fasting during the Ramadan month. … [Read more...] about When Is Ramadan 2018? Fasting Rules, Survival Tips For Muslim Holy Month
India: Pakistan’s neighboring country also has its own array of delicacies for the occasion which includes kebab, biryani and shorbas. After “iftar,” parents take their children to local fairs where little ones enjoy themselves on rides and playing games. … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018: Customs From Around The World For Islamic Fasting Month [Photos]
As the violence raged on, Hamas has escalated its campaign against Israel, calling on the Palestinian Authority that controls the West Bank to cancel the 1990s Oslo agreements and for Palestinians to stage a third intifada or "uprising." Hamas, a close ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, was formed in the 1980s shortly after the outbreak of the First Intifada and was heavily involved in the Second Intifada of the early 2000s. The group has ties to both Iran and Saudi Arabia, but is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union. It took control of Gaza in a 2007 conflict that followed controversial elections in 2006, dividing it from the Palestinian Authority, which is run by the left-wing Fatah party. … [Read more...] about Ramadan in Gaza: Muslim Holy Month Comes as Israel Kills More Palestinian Protesters