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Daemon
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Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time for self-examination and increased religious devotion. During this period, devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, sex, and gambling from sunrise to sunset. This holiest season in the Islamic year commemorates the time when the Qur'an is said to have been revealed to Muhammad. Although fasting during Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars—fundamental religious duties—of Islam, the requirement to fast is relaxed for whom? More...
Ajay Amitabh Suman
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It is also known as month of Ramjan in India. It is the pious month.
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Thanks for that information, Ajay.
Fasting is fard "obligatory" for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, traveling, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding
munshimdquamruzzaman
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It is wrong that 'gambling ' is prohibited from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Rather 'gambling' is prohibited throughout whole life of a Muslim.
Marguerite
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I agree with munshimdquamruzzaman when he posits that gambling is prohibited, period. What good comes from the vice of gambling? Or is that last statement loading the dice?
adele T
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Fasting is fard "obligatory" for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, traveling, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding.

Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:29:22 PM

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Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of the Islam religion, and one of the main types of Islamic worship. Restraint from everyday enjoyment and curbing wicked intentions and cravings are considered as an act of compliance and obedience to God, as well as amends for sins, faults, and mistakes. Ramadan is also called Ramazan. During Ramadan, Muslims request forgiveness for sins in the past, pray for direction and assistance in abstaining from everyday troubles, and endeavor to cleanse themselves through self-control and great acts of faith.
kenturner1
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Interesting article. Great posts!
Haz
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:21:52 PM

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Christians used to fast in the past.... then from the 1980s onwards traditions went by the wayside and many of these practices died out.

This is sad because fasting is a great way to cleanse oneself physically and mentally and to take a step back from the material world and focus more clearly on the important things!

Teknovanza
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Approximately one month he will come again.
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