Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ramadan Starts in Canada


The Ramadan moon as seen on the second evening in Toronto
Photo (August 12, 2010) by Mary D'Costa

For the Muslims of Canada, the holy month of Ramadan (also called Ramzan) started yesterday. In this ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims, all over the world including Canada, live a sacrificial life by full-day fasting, praying and giving alms to the poor. Fasting from food, except liquids, is practised from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is broken by eating iftar communally (in a group). The intention is to strive for greater holiness and purity of heart and be closer to God spiritually.

To know more on the Ramadan in Bangladesh and Canada, you may visit the following:

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