Monday, September 22, 2008

Ramazan OR Ramadan

Ramadan or Ramazan is a Muslim religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic Calender ; the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.It is the Islamic month of fasting (sawm), in which participating Muslims do not eat or drink anything from true dawn until sunset. Fasting is meant to teach the person patience, sacrifice and humility. Ramadan is a time to fast for the sake of God, and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance into the future, ask for help in refraining from everyday evils and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.




4 comments:

JM said...

I really enjoyed your pictures, Danial! They made me remember the time I've spent in Egypt during Ramadan a couple of years ago! It was a fantastic experience for me to witness such a tradition.

Thank you fr your comments on my blogs.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Ramazan mübareke:)

Ann said...

That food looks good. I keep being surprised (I really shouldn't be by now) whenever I go into my local shop just after sunset and find the owner sitting at the back breaking fast. The really good thing is he gives me things to try.

USelaine said...

Those feast pictures look delicious! I remember tea glasses like that in Turkey, many years ago.