Archive for August 21st, 2009

Ramadan Mubarak!!

Friday, August 21st, 2009

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With the sighting of the cresent moon tonight (depending where you live), Mulsims around the world will begin their observance of Ramadan.

Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month-long spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification through fasting, prayer and self-sacrifice.

Muslims around the world daily observe the fast of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Visit Ramadan on the Net to learn more about fasting and other traditions of Ramadan, such as the Eid ul-Fitr feast, which marks the conclusion of this holy month.

If you are new to the study of Islam, come read more about the Prophet Muhammad, the five pillars of the faith (one of which is fasting on Ramadan), and the Holy Qur’an from Holidays on the Net.

You can also learn more about Muslim terminology, such as the difference between Muslim and Islam or Sunni and Shiite. And discover why the weather affects the start of Ramadan. Then come test your knowledge with our Did You Know ? trivia quiz, highlighting facts and figures about the Islamic faith.

If you have young children at home, be sure to enjoy our Ramadan coloring pictures (perfect for homeschoolers!) And don’t forget to share some Internet greetings with your loved ones with our free Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr e-cards.

Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! (May every year find you in good health!)

 

(This year, the first day of fasting in North America will begin on August 22nd)

 

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan 2009 (08/21)

Friday, August 21st, 2009

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

August 21 : 01 day to Ramadan*

Did you know that the end of the month of Ramadan is marked with a joyous festival called Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr literally means the “Festival of Breaking the Fast,” during which many Muslims partake in elaborate feasts. They also wear their finest clothes, while simultaneously increasing their almsgiving.

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. Depending where you live parts of the world might have already begun observing Ramadan.

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Holiday Invite: Ramadan on the Net

Friday, August 21st, 2009

 Greetings & Ahlan wa-Sahlan (Welcome)

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Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our celebration of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification through fasting, prayer and self-sacrifice.

More than one billion Muslims around the world daily observe the fast of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Visit Holidays on the Net to learn more about fasting and other traditions of Ramadan, such as the Eid ul-Fitr feast, which marks the conclusion of this holy month.

If you are new to the study of Islam, come read more about the Prophet Muhammad, the five pillars of the faith (one of which is fasting on Ramadan), and the Holy Qur’an from Holidays on the Net.

You can also learn more about Muslim terminology, such as the difference between Muslim and Islam or Sunni and Shiite. And discover why the weather affects the start of Ramadan. Then come test your knowledge with our Did You Know ? trivia quiz, highlighting facts and figures about the Islamic faith.

If you have young children at home, be sure to enjoy our Ramadan coloring pictures (perfect for homeschoolers!) And don’t forget to share some Internet greetings with your loved ones with our free Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr e-cards.

This year, the first day of fasting for Ramadan will begin in North America on August 22nd. I am excited to share our Ramadan celebration with you at Holidays on the Net.

Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! (May every year find you in good health!)

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Holidays on the Net

(August 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  Poet's Day

Friday, August 21st, 2009


Poet’s Day
A day to honor and celebrate poets and their poetry.

photo credit: flickr

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