Monday, August 25, 2008

Ramadan begins

Ramadan, September 1-30

As the holy month of Ramadan begins, Muslims in America come together in mosques, on university campuses and in homes to observe the season of introspection and celebration.

During Ramadan, disagreements are put aside in the spirit of fellowship, and Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours and break their fast at nightly iftar dinners at sunset. Iftar dinners are often community gatherings at which Muslims invite family and friends to join in the festive meal.

Ramadan concludes with Eid al-Fitr, a special break-the-fast meal, on September 30.


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