Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ramadan Mubarak! (Ramadan's Blessings To You)

"O People! The month of Allah (Ramadan) has come with its mercies, blessings and forgiveness. Allah has decreed this month the best of all months. The days of this month are the best among the days and the nights are the best among the nights and the hours during Ramadan are the best among the hours. This is a month in which you have been invited by Him (to fast and pray). Allah has honoured you in it. In every breath you take is a reward of Allah, your sleep is worship, your good deeds are accepted and your invocations are answered." ~words of the Prophet

Ramadan began yesterday, at the sighting of the new moon, for Muslims around the world. This is a month of fasting during daylight hours for all Muslims past the age of puberty (unless there are extenuating circumstances such as illness,pregnancy, or traveling).

The library catalog features several titles about Ramadan, primarily aimed at teaching children & teens about the holiday.

Helpful links:

Ramadan Mubarak (video)

An Idiot's Guide to Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan

How Does Ramadan Work? (video)

Ramadan Etiquette: A Guide to Your Muslim Neighbor's Holy Month

President Obama issues statement on Ramadan

American Ramadan Road Trip

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