Orléans Ville English Language Teachers' Site
Welcome Dear Guest at Orléans Ville English Language Teachers' Forum.

Take your time to browse the contents of some sections or register , if you wish to , so as to have a full access to the content. We'll be so glad to count you among our humble family members if your choice is the latter.

Bye for now!


A Professional Spot For All English Language Teachers
 
HomeFAQRegisterLog in
The forum staff welcomes all the visitors and the members wishing them a good stay . We do inform all the registered members that this forum is designed to SECONDARY EDUCATION at first rank and MIDDLE SCHOOL at a lower one. They can post topics they see relevant to the forum and embody its objectives. This might be in the form of Lesson Sheets ,Tests , Exam Papers , Teaching Software including Audio-Visual aids and the like. Since the forum opened to members on September 1st, 2008, everything relies on the their generosity with at least a comment upon the work they find as a work . This might be a real push towards a better teaching community... Again, feel free in your spot www.englishgarden.nice-forum.com  or www.OVELT.comREGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED . WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE
Special thanks to Mrs. lous25 for the great efforts and generosity she has shown so far in the enrichment of this site.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
Guests’ Number since June 2011
Social bookmarking
Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  

Recommend Orléans Ville English Language Teachers Forum

Bookmark and share the address of Orléans Ville English Language Teachers' Site on your social bookmarking website
Useful Software

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Keywords
July 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
CalendarCalendar

 

 Ramadan : Month of fasting

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Author Message
Guermoud Hadiya
Active Member
Active Member
avatar


PostSubject: Ramadan : Month of fasting   Sat 14 Aug - 14:10

Assalaam alaikum warahmatullah wabarakathu wamaghfiratuhu



What is Ramadan?








Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar
calendar - that is, each month begins with the sighting of the new
moon. Because the lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than the
solar calendar used elsewhere, Islamic holidays "move" each year. .


For more than a billion Muslims around the world-including some 8
million in North America-Ramadan is a "month of blessing" marked by
prayer, fasting, and charity. This year Ramadan precedes Christmas and
overlaps Hanukkah.








But while in many places these holidays have become widely
commercialized, Ramadan retains its focus on self-sacrifice and
devotion to God (Allah in Arabic).












Why this month?




Muslims believe that during the month of Ramadan, Allah revealed the
first verses of the Quran, the holy book of Islam. Around 610 A.D., the
prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, used to go out to the desert near
Mecca (in today's Saudi Arabia) to think about faith, society and God.


One night a voice called to him from the night sky. It was the angel
Gabriel, who told Muhammad he had been chosen to receive the word of
Allah. In the days that followed, Muhammad found himself speaking the
verses that would be transcribed as the Quran.


At many mosques during Ramadan, about one thirtieth of the Quran is
recited each night in prayers known as Tarawih. In this way, by the end
of the month the complete scripture will have been recited.




Why do Muslims fast?




Muslims practice Sawm, or fasting, for the entire month of Ramadan.
This means that they may eat or drink nothing, including water, while
the sun is up as well as making a special effort to avoid sins. Fasting
is one of the Five Pillars (duties) of Islam. As with other Islamic
duties, all able Muslims take part in Sawm from about age twelve.


Fasting serves many purposes. While they are hungry and thirsty,
Muslims are reminded of the suffering of the poor. Fasting is also an
opportunity to practice self-control and to cleanse the body and mind.
And in this most sacred month, fasting helps Muslims feel the peace
that comes from spiritual devotion as well as kinship with fellow
believers.




During Ramadan in the Muslim world, most restaurants are closed during
the daylight hours. Families get up early for suhoor, a meal eaten
before the sun rises. After the sun sets, the fast is broken with a
meal known as Iftar. Iftar usually begins with dates and sweet drinks
that provide a quick energy boost.










How does Ramadan end?




Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2003 occurs on
November 26. Literally the "Festival of Breaking the Fast," Eid al-Fitr
is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations (the other occurs
after the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca). At Eid al-Fitr people dress in
their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations,
give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family.




A sense of generosity and gratitude colors these festivities. Although
charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special
significance at the end of Ramadan. As the month draws to a close,
Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and
making contributions to Mosques



______o-o-o-o-0-0- Orléans Ville English Language Teachers' Forum -0-0-o-o-o-o______


East or West, OVELT is the Best
Back to top Go down
King_of_the_world

avatar


PostSubject: Re: Ramadan : Month of fasting   Sat 14 Aug - 18:07

Quote :
In the days that followed, Muhammad found himself speaking the verses that would be transcribed as the Quran

I think there is something wrong here.
The Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him) didn't find himself speaking verses
but it was sent to him by Allah (God) through the Angel Gabriel every occasion.
That's why Quran is full of many solutions to the different problems and situations
that face a Muslim (and non-Muslim as well) in his/her daily life.

Is there anything more than this?

Back to top Go down
 

Ramadan : Month of fasting

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum: You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Orléans Ville English Language Teachers' Site :: Library :: Religion -