Ramadan Kareem!! (2 Viewers)

Aug 1, 2003
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#45
MY FAV TIME OF THE YEAR IS HERE!!!!
happy ramadhan to all muslims!! yessssssssssss! btw, for those who live in arab, this is the time where u have the 'parables of the quran' program on art, no? i just LOVE it!

btw, since i know only bits of arabic im gonna say this to all of u who wrote stuff in arabic- ana la afham (is my grammar correct?)

arabic is one of the hardest languages! how do u learn this stuff?
 

Majed

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2002
9,630
#46
++ [ originally posted by bahraini ] ++
I WISH ALL OF YOU
AND THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD
A VERY BLESSED RAMADHAN

7y allah Yousif!!


where've you been? ... i hope all is well :)
good to see you here.... :)
 

Majed

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2002
9,630
#47
++ [ originally posted by sallyinzaghi ] ++
MY FAV TIME OF THE YEAR IS HERE!!!!
happy ramadhan to all muslims!! yessssssssssss! btw, for those who live in arab, this is the time where u have the 'parables of the quran' program on art, no? i just LOVE it!

btw, since i know only bits of arabic im gonna say this to all of u who wrote stuff in arabic- ana la afham (is my grammar correct?)

arabic is one of the hardest languages! how do u learn this stuff?
yep sally, the grammer is correct :thumb: :) (but what you just said means: "I dont understand" ) :)

it is hard i guess, maybe not as hard as chinese or Japanese though.
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#55
Fasting is a good discipline, i hope you guys take care of yourselves though. Would some of you mind telling me the reasons for this fasting period though?

For me fasting is an act of self-humiliation,

Psalms 35:13 "I humbled my soul with fasting".
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray , and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (bolds mine)

I have respect for Islam, for it, requires worshippers to bow and prostrate themselves when they approach God, and I think many Christians are too proud and think it too old-fashioned too humble themselves before God :down:
 

Ali

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Jul 15, 2002
15,301
#57
Got something from a website ...

The Fast of Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. The Month of Ramadan is also when it is believed the Holy Quran "was sent down from heaven, a guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation"
It is during this month that Muslims fast. It is called the Fast of Ramadan and lasts the entire month. Ramadan is a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lives. It is a time of worship and contemplation

During the Fast of Ramadan strict restraints are placed on the daily lives of Muslims. They are not allowed to eat or drink during the daylight hours. Sexual relations are also forbidden during fasting. At the end of the day the fast is broken with prayer and a meal called the iftar. In the evening following the iftar it is customary for Muslims to go out visiting family and friends. The fast is resumed the next morning

According to the Holy Quran:

One may eat and drink at any time during the night "until you can plainly distinguish a white thread from a black thread by the daylight: then keep the fast until night"

The good that is acquired through the fast can be destroyed by five things -

the telling of a lie
slander
denouncing someone behind his back
a false oath
greed or covetousness

These are considered offensive at all times, but are most offensive during the Fast of Ramadan

During Ramadan, it is common for Muslims to go to the Masjid (Mosque) and spend several hours praying and studying the Quran. In addition to the five daily prayers, during Ramadan Muslims recite a special prayer called the Taraweeh prayer (Night Prayer). The length of this prayer is usually 2-3 times as long as the daily prayers. Some Muslims spend the entire night in prayer

On the evening of the 27th day of the month, Muslims celebrate the Laylat-al-Qadr (the Night of Power). It is believed that on this night Muhammad first received the revelation of the Holy Quran. And according to the Quran, this is when God determines the course of the world for the following year

When the fast ends (the first day of the month of Shawwal) it is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Id-al-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking). Gifts are exchanged. Friends and family gather to pray in congregation and for large meals. In some cities fairs are held to celebrate the end of the Fast of Ramadan.
 

Ali

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Jul 15, 2002
15,301
#59
++ [ originally posted by gray ] ++
Fasting is a good discipline, i hope you guys take care of yourselves though.
Thanks gray :touched:

Would some of you mind telling me the reasons for this fasting period though?
Fasting is the 4th Pillar of Islam - This is an except from another site.

THE FAST
Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from first light until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. Those who are sick, elderly, or on a journey, and women who are pregnant or nursing are permitted to break the fast and make up an equal number of days later in the year. If they are physically unable to do this, they must feed a needy person for every day missed. Children begin to fast (and to observe the prayer) from puberty, although many start earlier.

Although the fast is most beneficial to the health, it is regarded principally as a method of self purification. By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with those who go hungry as well as growth in one's spiritual life.
 

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