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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/31)

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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

July 31 : 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. 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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/30)

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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

July 30 : 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. 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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/29)

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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

July 29 : 03 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the terms Sunni and Shiite refer to two different sects within the Islamic faith?

Their primary difference is founded on their differing opinions about religious succession. Sunni believe leaders must be appointed by consensus, while Shiite see succession as a function on one’s relationship to Muhammad’s original successors, or caliphs.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/28)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

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

July 28 : 04 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the terms Arab and Muslim are not synonymous?

Arab” refers to people who share a linguistic, cultural, ethnic and historic heritage from the Arabian Peninsula.

The term “Muslim” refers to those individuals who are adherents to the Islamic faith. Not all Arabs are Muslim, nor are all Muslims Arab.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/27)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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

July 27 : 05 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that one-fifth of the world’s population is Muslim?

Did you know that the country with the largest Muslim population is Indonesia?

Did you know that Pakistan and India are home to the second and third largest Muslim populations, respectively?

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/26)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

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

July 26 : 06 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that the Muslim faith began in what is today Saudi Arabia in 570 CE?

That is when the faith’s prophet, Muhammad, received his first prophecy from G-d (known by Muslims as Allah) at the age of 40.

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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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to begin next Monday August 01*.

For more information visit our Ramadan celebration – Ramadan on the Net

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

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