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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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(July 30) This Month we’re celebrating . . .  Cell Phone Courtesy Month

Saturday, July 30th, 2011


Cell Phone Courtesy Month

“Cell phones were invented to make our lives easier, not more annoying”

We couldn’t let the month pass without bringing attention to a very important cause – Cell Phone Courtesy – because L-rd knows there sure is a lack of common courtesy from cell phone users throughout this country!

photo credit: via flickr.

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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(July 29) Today we’re observing . . .  The Anniversary of NASA

Friday, July 29th, 2011

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The Anniversary of NASA
Established in 1958, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been responsible for the US space program, all its successes and its failures.

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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(July 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Chili Dog Day

Thursday, July 28th, 2011


National Chili Dog Day
It’s Summertime! And whats one of the favorite foods of summer? Why Hot Dogs of course! So today why not “spice up” your life a bit by “spicing up” that hot dog with a little chili? Hmmmm Hmmmm Good!

photo credit: via flickr

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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