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Islamic Holy Days. Ramadan. Month of fasting (based on lunar cycle) Sawm Time for: Inner reflection Learning self-control Devotion No eating from sun up to sun down Abstaining from other pleasures like smoking, sex, etc. Develop empathy for poor and hungry. Quick Video.

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ramadan
Ramadan
  • Month of fasting (based on lunar cycle)
    • Sawm
  • Time for:
    • Inner reflection
    • Learning self-control
    • Devotion
    • No eating from sun up to sun down
    • Abstaining from other pleasures like smoking, sex, etc.
    • Develop empathy for poor and hungry
quick video
Quick Video
  • http://www.history.com/videos/history-of-ramadan#history-of-ramadan
when and what to eat during ramadan
When and What to Eat During Ramadan
  • http://www.thekitchn.com/ramadan-when-its-ok-to-eat-and-94989
eid al fitr
Eid al-Fitr
  • “Festival of breaking of the fast”
    • “Sweet Festival”
  • 3 Day Festival
  • Leading up to it…
    • Last couple days of month of Ramada, each family donates food to the poor (in order for them to be able to celebrate this holiday)
  • Day of…
    • Early morning prayer
    • Gathering of friends and family (calling distant relatives)
    • Finest dress
    • Gift giving to children
    • Lights and decorations throughout home
    • Eating treats! Fast is over!
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http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/08/muslims-break-fast-worldwide-after-ramadan-as-eid-al-fitr-festival-gets-underway/http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/08/muslims-break-fast-worldwide-after-ramadan-as-eid-al-fitr-festival-gets-underway/

  • http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/08/317780/eid-alfitr-marked-by-many-muslim-nations/
eid al adha
Eid al-Adha
  • “Festival of Sacrifice”
  • End of the Hajj (annual Pilgrimage to Mecca)
  • Commemorates trials and triumphs of Abraham
  • An animal is slaughtered in rememberance of Abraham’s sacrifice
    • 1/3 goes to family
    • 1/3 friends
    • 1/3 poor
slide8

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/16/329653/iranian-muslims-celebrate-eid-aladha/http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/16/329653/iranian-muslims-celebrate-eid-aladha/

  • http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/oct/16/eid-al-adha-muslims-india-pakistan-bangladesh-video