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August 8, 2009

What Is Ramadan:

 

 Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits -- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm)literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words. During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast. Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the person's body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of God...

 

happy Ramadan to all..

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04:23 PM Sep 14 2009

sara albelushi
Oman

ok maybe they dont understand what is Islam the Islam relegion is the relegion of peace. i think every body knows.

03:39 AM Sep 05 2009

brasilero

brasilero
Germany

First ofall

Ramdan Mubarak

also when I m  not a muslim

wish , you should be happy at this holy month.

 

second

when all muslim like to follow that guide

nobody should act like terrorists, right?

but tell me, why Taliban also kill ppl 

during this holy month?

 

 

Is anybody able to give an answer

to that question??

 

05:36 AM Aug 20 2009

motahareh

motahareh
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

thank u

05:25 AM Aug 20 2009

keyla_★

keyla_★
China

Wow     so  long   ~~~~~

04:27 AM Aug 20 2009

SaSsY GiRl
Thailand

HAPPY RAMADAN TO YOU DEAR =]