Ramadan Mubarak! Happy Ramadan, Everybody!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by shortie, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 11–Sept 9

    Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان‎ Ramaḍān, Arabic pronunciation: [rɑmɑdˤɑːn]) (also Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, Ramdan, Ramadaan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset.[1] Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility and spirituality and is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎, trans: Allah) and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. As compared to the solar calendar, the dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards about ten days each year depending on the moon. Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.[2]
     
  2. Unfortunately, they do not take a break from committing terrorist acts against innocents all over the world during Ramadan.
     
  3. Ramadan has recently been at the same time as Rosh Hashanah ( the Jewish New Year). This year it looks like the end of Ramadan coincides with Rosh Hashanah. We will wish both the Jewish and the Muslims a happy a happy Rosh Hashanah and end of Ramadan in 30 days.

    Here is one of my wishes for both the Jewish and Muslims peoples: could you please make peace, and pray together for it? You have fought for so long that it is time to make peace, and I believe the whole world really wants to see you happy and in peace side by side.

    Make Rosh Hashanah 2010 and Ramadan 2010 the end of an old era and the beginning of a new era of peace, love and prosperity!
     
  4. Muslim folks: Wish shortie, myself and all the good folks in here a big win in the stock market! With God listening to your hunger and thirst, we have a good chance for our prayers to be heard. :)

    A bit more seriously know, wish for all of us, a lot of health, happiness, and an enjoyable good life!
     
  5. I dont even know how they can call it fasting when its only from dawn to dusk. Thats nothing and no way a short fast like that could teach anyone about patience.

    Maybe they should try a 10 day water fast where they only drink water and eat nothing for 10 days. That will teach them patience and self control for sure. But 12 hours of not eatting or drinking? Hell, most college kids do that in their sleep.
     
  6. byteme

    byteme

    Depending on the time of the year and the latitude where you live, dawn to dusk can be a very long time.
     
  7. i agree this does not make much sense. fasting during the day just to gorge oneself at night can't teach either the body or mind much. 24hr fasting makes much more sense.