Archive for August 11th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan 2009 (08/11)

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

August 11 : 11 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the Muslim calendar is based on the lunar cycle, which is approximately 11-13 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar.

Did you know that the holiday of Ramadan may fall during any month of the Gregorian calendar?

It takes approximately 35 years for Ramadan to cycle through the entire solar/Gregorian calendar.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan.* Please join us and stop by again tomorrow.

*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/22. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(August 11) Today we're celebrating . . .  Ingersoll Day

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

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Ingersoll Day
Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Robert Green Ingersoll, one of America’s most popular free thinkers.

 

 

 

 

 

photo credit: wikipedia – Robert G. Ingersoll

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