Archive for July 22nd, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/22)

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

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

July 22 : 10 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that during Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset?

Did you know that the daily fasts during the month of Ramadan are broken with prayer and meal called iftar?

Following iftar, it is customary to visit family and friends. Especially devout Muslims may spend the night studying the Quran. The Ramadan fast is resumed each day at daybreak.

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. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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(July 22) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Pied Piper Day

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Pied Piper Day
Recall today the legend of the Pied Piper, the German piper who saved the town from its rat problem by piping them out of town — and into the Weser River.

Legend has it that the piper then turned his talents on the town’s children, who followed him out of town, never to be seen again.

photo credit: via flickr

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