Archive for August 20th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan 2009 (08/20)

Thursday, August 20th, 2009


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

August 20 : 02 days to Ramadan*

Did you know there are estimated to be between 1 and 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide?

Did you know that there are an estimate 2-7 million Muslims living in the United States?

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact number since the U.S. Census cannot, by law, ask questions about religion.

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!

*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 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Virtual Worlds Day

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Virtual Worlds Day
Thanks to technology, there are thousands of virtual worlds out there for you to enjoy. If you haven’t discovered one, set out to explore the possibilities today during this international celebration of virtual worlds.

photo credit: via flickr

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