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Ramadan

My Islam education really isn't what it should be. But I wish to change that. My calendar has "Ramadan begins" on it (which is funny being it's a Pagan Calendar) but I don't know anything about Ramadan beyond it being an Islamic Holy Day...

Could someone give me the basics? Education is good!

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 1:12 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • U r supposed fast from sunrise to after sunset. Nothing by mouth to eat or drink. Do u practice your religion?
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 1:25 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I knew you were supposed to fast, but my question is more WHY? What is the religious reason for the day?

    I'm Eclectic Pagan
    SabrinaMBowen

    Comment by SabrinaMBowen (original poster) at 1:40 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Here are some sources that just might help:
    http://www.colostate.edu/orgs/MSA/events/Ramadan.html
    http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0808-3654
    http://islam.about.com/od/ramadan/f/ramadanintro.htm

    Hope they help! :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:11 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • http://www.islam101.com/ramadan/

    Gives a good explaination, check it out.
    erin7420

    Answer by erin7420 at 3:39 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • It's not just a day, it's 30 days. We follow a lunar calendar, so the month of Ramadan falls at different times each year. Allah (SWT) started to reveal the Quran during Ramadan. It's a time for Muslims to "reset" and reflect on many things. Forgive and disputes that happened during the year, think about way to be more charitable. There are people in the world who only get to eat once a day, if that, so Ramadan makes us all "equal", on the same basic level. Rich and poor.
    MIA0223

    Answer by MIA0223 at 10:30 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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