Tag Archives: Ramadan

Fasting: one purpose in myriad faith traditions


By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi In the true sense, one becomes a Sa’im or Rozadar (the one who keep fasts) only when he/she eschews all spiritual vices—hate, anger, jealousy, lying, cheating, backbiting and other evils. Merely engaging in a physical exercise of hunger and thirst without achieving this spiritual state, is not the end. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) categorically stated it: “Whoever …

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Ramadan Iftar Gathering Organised by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

o celebrate the over 400-year-old amity between the Hindu and Muslim communities in West Bengal’s Nabadwip, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Mayapur on Wednesday organised an Iftar party with elected Muslim panchayat members as its guests inside the temple premises. The event upholds the legacy of brotherhood between the two communities, the seeds of which were sown in …

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Tambourine in hand, a Christian wakes up Muslims for Ramadan

Michel Ayoub sees no contradiction in a Christian carrying out this traditional role and neither do local Muslims ichel Ayoub’s holy racket begins each day at 2am, when he steps into the cobbled streets of Acre’s old city with tambourine in hand, awakening Muslims for Ramadan. His role as the city’s “mesaharati” is a traditional one during the sacred fasting …

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How Joyfully Muslims of Kerala Celebrate Ramadan!

By Muhammed Abdul Bari, Word For Peace erala, a wonderful state in South India, covered by lush greenery, has a long tradition of Islamic culture and relations with Arabia, which is regarded the birthplace of Islam owing to the social and human activities led by Prophet Muhammed PBUH and his beloved companions. The companions of Prophet travelled to different parts …

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