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Ramadan Starts for Some Muslims

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Many Muslims around the world have begun fasting and prayers to mark the holy month of Ramadan. In a Ramadan message, President Obama expressed his warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world. He also hailed the courage of those fighting for democracy in the Islamic world. The president’s message came amid continuing […]

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Muslim Religious Leaders Declare Friday the Start of Ramadan

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslim religious leaders have declared Friday as the start of Ramadan in much of the Arab world. The start of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar is marked by the sighting of the new moon, which varies from country to country. During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast and abstain from smoking, sex and […]

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Muslim Religious Leaders Declare Friday the Start of Ramadan

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslim religious leaders have declared Friday as the start of Ramadan in much of the Arab world. The start of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar is marked by the sighting of the new moon, which varies from country to country. During Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast and abstain from smoking, sex and […]

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Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama said Muslim-Americans have made great contributions to the “strength and character” of the United States, as he welcomed guests to the White House for an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. In his speech Wednesday evening, the president said these contributions have been especially important in the 10 years […]

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Obama to Host Iftar Dinner

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting an Iftar dinner at the White House Wednesday to celebrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. The White House says guests include Muslim leaders and activists as well as elected officials and leaders of other faiths. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the daylight hours. Iftar is the […]

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Residents Told to End Ramadan Fast Later

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Residents of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower – have been advised to break their daily fast for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan later than everyone else. The city’s top clerics say residents living between the 80th and 150th floors in the 828-meter building should wait an additional two minutes to break […]

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Israeli Police Restrict Access to Jerusalem for Ramadan

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has tightened security in Jerusalem, restricting access to the al-Aqsa mosque on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israeli police and border guards were deployed in the city, as thousands of Palestinians gathered to take part in Friday prayers at the mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site. Access to the complex was […]

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Obama Sends Greetings to Muslims for Ramadan

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama has sent his greetings to Muslims around the world for Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. In a statement Monday, the president said Ramadan is a time for deep reflection and sacrifice, and that it also draws families and communities together for prayers and iftars — shared meals that break […]

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RAMADAN FACTBOX

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are key facts concerning the Muslim holy month of Ramadan -Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. -The start of Ramadan is determined by the appearance of a new moon. -Muslims are expected to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from daybreak to sunset during Ramadan. -For Muslims, Ramadan is […]

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Muslim World Marks Ramadan

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month on the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The start of the holiday is determined by the appearance of the new moon. Ramadan marks the time more than 1,400 years ago when Muslims believe the words of the Quran […]

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