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Islamic Calender

The Blessed Month of Ramadan
The Blessed Month of Ramadan

Islamic calendar – the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years i.e. every 32 solar years, one year is added to the Islamic lunar calendar.

The names of the twelve Islamic months are as follows:

1.            Muharram

2.            Safar

3.            Rabiul-Awwal

4.            Rabi-uthani

5.            Jumadi-ul-Awwal

6.            Jumadi-uthani

7.            Rajab

8.            Sha’ban

9.            Ramadan

10.          Shawwal

11.          Dhil-Q’ada

12.          Dhil-Hijja

It’s sunny today in the Holy City of Karbala.  It’s a sunny day in the Holy City of Karbala.

It is the first day of the Blessed Month of Ramada. We are fasting. We may feel hungry and thirsty but it is ok for several reasons.

•             It is a religious obligatory/ duty in Islam

•             It is a training to feel how poor people live

•             It is a training for us to feel what the Day of Resurrection sounds like

•             It is an act rewarded by Allah

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