Kuwaiti Muslims join the world in Ramadan

 Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims around the world observe this as a month of fasting. The yearly observance is considered as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The duration of the occasion depends on the sightings of the crescent moon that is why the date each year is different from the previous year.  This 2013, Ramadan started last July 10 and will end on August 8.

The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root words ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means blistering heat or dryness.  Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims, with the exception of those who are ill, pregnant, diabetic, have  menstrual cycle and those who have unavoidable reason to travel.

During Ramadan, food and drink is served daily, before sunrise and after sunset. In between, Muslims observe fasting wherein they refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations.  According to the teachings of Islam, the rewards of fasting are many, but during Ramadan, they are believed to increase. Frequent recitation of the Quran and increased offering of prayers are given importance as well.




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7 thoughts on “Kuwaiti Muslims join the world in Ramadan

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    Mommy Pehpot says:

    When I was younger, I can’t imagine how can it be possible, not to eat all day but when I was in college and I had a Muslim friend, and I can see that it really is possible.

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    Jek says:

    Some Muslims I know will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on August. If not mistaken this is their festival that remarks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 🙂

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