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La moralidad de Ramadán [Spanish]

Ramadán, en la creencia musulmana, es un mes sagrado y bendito que constituye un periodo de piedad que implica mucho más que solo ayuno. Hay un sentido general de compromiso piadoso, moral y social que se ve incrementado en Ramadán. Por las noches, las mezquitas están a menudo llenas
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Ramadan Morality

Arduous to maintain especially in summer heat, fasting is seen by many as a spiritual exercise in disciplining carnal desires of the ego. Furthermore, many people ascribe to the feeling of hunger a strong power in facilitating social responsibility towards the poor. The central and mo
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FASTING IN ISLAM

Fasting in Islam is intended to be much more than an exercise in self-mortification. God the Almighty has decreed to Muslims that fasting is more than mastering the carnal “difficulties,” or physical obstacles, presented by abstention. Fasting is, instead, a path to spiritual realizat
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Zakat al-Fitr

The term Zakat generally refers to money, food, and the like which are given to the poor. Literally, it means purification and growth. Zakat Al-Fitr is enjoined by Islam for the occasion of Fitr (end of fasting Ramadan). This term was first introduced into Arabic with the advent of Is
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The Night of Qadr

The night of Qadr is a blessed night. It is the greatest night in the ten last days of the holy month of Ramadan. God – Praise be to Him – has made it so distinguished by making worship in it better than worship in a thousand months altogether; the equivalent of eighty three years and
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Ramadan Etiquette [1]

The Prophet Mohammad – God bless him and grant him peace – used to break his whole-day fast on Ruṭab or on dates or on water. Mohamed Faid, a Moroccan nutritionist, stresses that this is the best foodstuff to be dropped in an empty stomach so that it would effortlessly produce Pepsin.
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Ramadan Etiquette [2]: Giving

Giving is the proof of honesty and devotion. The latter, in turn, reflects piety. Then, honesty and piety culminate into Ihsan, the highest rank on the scale of worship. It is a stage by which the believer wins God’s grace, the utmost aim of every earnest believer. The Prophet Mohamma
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Ramadan Issues: Question 3

Q: Are travellers permitted not to fast in Ramadan? A:The most renowned jurists have agreed that any Muslim on travel is permitted not to fast in Ramadan as a license from God to make travel easier for him/her. And the beneficiary from such a license is required to re-fast the missin
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Ramadan Issues: Question 2

Q: What type of travel allows us not to fast during a Ramadan day? A:In the name of God, praise be to Him, and peace be upon his messenger. Yes, the Muslim may choose not to fast (though s/he’d better fast) if s/he is on a journey only if the following conditions are met: - If the
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Our Righteous Ancestors in Ramadan

The believer in Ramadan combines daytime and night-time worship so that s/he would earn the greatest amount of reward. It is narrated in the Musnad by Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr that the Messenger of God (God bless him and grant him peace) said: “Daytime fasting and night time Salat (ritual pr
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Ramadan Issues: Question 1

Q: Does oversleep during Ramadan day spoil our fast? A: In the name of God, praise be to Him, and peace be upon his Messenger. Ramadan is a month of worship by night and day. Night worship includes observing Tarawih prayer and reciting the Qur'an; whereas day worship comprises mainl
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The Spiritual Intention in Fasting

A general oath of allegiance was taken from us by God’s Messenger -God bless him and grant him peace- that the greatest part of our love for fasting be because God Most High has said “Fasting is Mine,” and not for any other reason, such as the pursuit of reward or the expiation of sin
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