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Ramadan Karim!

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on August 10, 2010

Wednesday begins the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims through out the world. It is the 9th month of the Islamic Lunar calendar. It is the month in which the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) It is a month of fasting in the fullest sense. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. It is a time peace, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits. An opportunity to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. Every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places. In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.
Does this sound a little bit like Lent in the Christian tradition?
Go find a Muslim, tell them Ramadan Karim (A noble or kind Ramadan) or Ramdan Mubarak (A blessed Ramadan), fast just for one day, at least try it, from sun up to sundown, find a local mosque, show up with some food to break your fast as a community of humanity.

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