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fasting in Ramadan

Racing to do good

Source : Saudi Gazette / 18 Jul 2014

When we receive a special guest we try to make sure that we look our best and that our houses are clean. We request that the table is laid with our most expensive cutlery and dinner set, that the best meal is prepared, and that the house is spick and span in anticipation of the guests’ arrival.

 

Fasting for more than 18 hours a day

Source : Dar-Alifta / 17 Jul 2014

Question:

This year in our country, the fasting hours are will last for around 19 hours. How would Muslims fast such long hours?

Answer:

Muslims in countries where the fasting hours are 18 hours or more are to estimate the time for starting and breaking their fast. The principle of estimating fasting hours that extend beyond the normal hours is derived from actual circumstances. It is difficult for a person to fast continuously for 18 hours or more and experts have determined the inability of the human body to tolerate such extended periods of fasting which definitely poses harm. If this is so, it cannot be maintained that harm is the objective of Islamic law. 

 

Hunger pangs? Top 7 Ramadan pre-dawn satisfying snacks

Fasting from dawn-to-dusk in Ramadan could leave you exhausted, and as you are what you eat it’s time to get the low down on what foods will give you long-lasting energy.

 

Ramadan recipes: Enjoy hot, crunchy traditional Indian pakoras

By Uwe Micheel | Al Arabiya | 16 Jul 2014

Pangs of hunger are no stranger to Muslims marking Ramadan with dawn-to-dusk fasts and at the end of each day, you may find yourself running out of ideas for delicious and filling snacks. If you find yourself at a loss, why not cook up some Indian pakoras - crunchy, hot and flavorful fried vegetables.

 

The Essence of Ramadan: Spirituality or Spending

By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 11 July 2014

For most Muslims, with the name of Ramadan comes the impression of shopping and eating in their minds.

People celebrate the month of Ramadan as a festival. The month of fasting is held high as a month of feasting and shopping.

In today’s modern world where the real meaning of everything seems changing: love, humanity, kindness and sympathy, so has the essence of Ramadan completely changed in the eyes of Muslims.

 

There is Blessing in Suhoor

Source : Islam Web / 10 Jul 2014

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Take Suhoor as there is a blessing in it." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] In this Hadeeth (narration), there is an injunction to take Suhoor, which means eating and drinking directly before dawn in order to get ready to fast that day. The wisdom underlying this order is also mentioned: namely, the blessing it contains.

 

Sinners and Fasting

Source : My Religion Islam / 09 Jul 2014

Question: 

Some people say, "Those who abandon namaz, who drink alcohol, who  go out without covering themselves, or who commit any other sins should not fast in vain." Is it true?

 

Why do Muslims fast?

Source : Sunnah.org / 07 Jul 2014

This is a common but interesting question which a child may ask his/her parents. Non-Muslim may also pose it to a Muslim. Here are some possible reasons why Muslims observe a marathon one-month fast during Ramadan.

 

Status of tarawih supplication

Source : Ilm Gate / 03 Jul 2014

Tasbīh al-Tarāwīh

Traditionally, in each tarwīhah, the mustahabb break between each set of four rak’ahs of the Tarāwīh prayer, the Muslims of different regions, especially in Makkah and Madīnah, observed different acts of worship.The Muslims in Makkah used to make tawāf of the Ka’bah during each tarwīhah, whereas those in Madīnah, unable to make tawāf, would pray an additional four rak’ahs instead.

 

Food prices came up in Cameroon during ramadan

Source : VOA news / 03 Jul 2014

Muslims in Cameroon are observing Ramadan in the face of serious price hikes for food due to border closures meant to protect against incursions from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. Nigeria supplies up to 80% of food in North Cameroon.

In the border town of Amchide, the normal bustling trade with Nigerian businesses is at a standstill.

 
 

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