9.01.2008

Ramadan Begins Today for the Muslim World


Greeting Blog Readers! Today is the first day of Ramadan for the Muslim World! For those that are unfamiliar with it, here is a little information.

The word Ramadan is derived from the word ramd "to burn". Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting (no food or drink) during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. The name came from the time before the Islamic calendar, when the month of Ramadan fell in the summer. Fasting during this month is often thought to figuratively burn away all sins. Muslims believe that the Qur'an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad during this time and we read one part of the Holy Quran a day for the next 30 days.

If you would like to support your Muslim brothers and sisters, participate with us in our sacred month by abstaining from drinking or eating during the daylight hours. Sounds hard? Nothing is too challenging for someone made in the image of God.(smile)