Happy Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak… Have a Blessed Ramadan

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims all over the world and celebrates the divine revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad.  During Ramadan, most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset with no food or water. Before sunrise many Muslims have a predawn meal.  At sunset families and friends gather for ‘Iftar’ which is the meal eaten by Muslims to break the fast.  Many Muslims begin the meal by eating dates as the Prophet used to do.  Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and requires that individuals abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual intercourse.   Charity is an important part of Ramadan. The fast emphasizes self-sacrifice and an empathy towards hunger.  During Ramadan, Muslim communities work together to raise money for the poor, donate clothes and food, and hold iftar dinners for the less fortunate.  Many Muslims use Ramadan to read the Quran.   Non-Muslims are free to participate in Ramadam. Many non-Muslims fast and even pray with their Muslim friends or family members. Non-Muslims are often invited to attend prayer and iftar dinners.  ‘Eid’ marks the end of Ramadan.

Meaningful Trip wishes a Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim friends in India, Palestine, Turkey and all over the world.

Friendly Palestinian women sharing laughs

Friendly Palestinian women sharing laughs

 

India, Orissa

India, Orissa – Meaningful Trip supports New Hope NGO

 

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
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