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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/25)

Monday, July 25th, 2011

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

July 25 : 07 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that fasting during the month of Ramadan fulfills one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith?

The other pillars are: Testimony of faith, Prayer, Almsgiving, and Pilgrimage.

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 (07/23)

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

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

July 23 : 09 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Muslims traditionally break their Ramadan fast with dates?

It is is believed that is how the Prophet Muhammad ended his fast .

Did you know that in addition to abstaining from food and drink, Muslims also refrain from smoking and sexual relations?

This is because the month is seen as a time for spiritual reflection and discipline.

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 (07/22)

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/21)

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

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

July 21 : 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. 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 (07/20)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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

July 20 : 12 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar?

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.”

Our countdown to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan starts today. 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) Ramadan 1432 in North America, begins on the evening of Sunday, July 31, 2011, so that the first day of fasting would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.


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Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to begin in 2 weeks, Monday August 01*.

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

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

Holiday Reminder: Ramadan 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011


Holiday Reminder: Ramadan
The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to begin in 3 weeks, Monday August 01*.

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

(*source: Moonsighting.com)

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