Ramadan 2010: Muslims Start to Fast as Ramadan Begins on August 11

Ramadan 2010: Muslims Start to Fast as Ramadan Begins on August 11 – Millions of Muslims around the world will celebrate Ramadan which will officially start for a full day on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 and will for 30 days until September 9, 2010.

Known as the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a month’s worth of fasting in which observing Muslims around the world should abstain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. Instead of doing these prohibited acts, Muslims should offer more prayer to Allah and ask for forgiveness of their sins as purity of both thoughts and actions are important.

According to Islam beliefs, Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of the Koran are revealed to their prophet named Muhammad. Sometimes referred to as “the night of decree or measures”, Laylat al-Qadr is considered the most holy night of the year, as it is the night in which the Koran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. In fact, the Koran says that this first night is better than a thousand months (97:3), and that on this night the angels descend to earth. As such, a lot of Muslims began for moon sighting since the sunset today, August 10, 2010 marks the start of Ramadan.

Not all Muslims are required to observe Ramadan. Exceptions include the elderly, those who have sickness, pregnant women, women during the period of their menstruation, and women nursing their newborns. However, they must try their best to feed the poor in replacement of fasting.

For those observing Muslims, here is a prayer for you in celebration of Ramadan:

May your blessings be too many to count… And your worries too few to matter May your days be filled with Sunshine… And your nights in comfort May you never go hungry… And be able to share your bounty May God bless and protect you… And strengthen your faith May God Bless the people of Palestine… And answer their prayers May the next Eid we celebrate be free from oppression, hatred, persecution, and fear… Next Year in a FREE Jerusalem!!! My wishes to all for a blessed Ramadan and please remember those who go hungry all year long… Ramadan Mubarak to all.

In addition, below is a youtube video of the Ramadan celebration. Happy Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W8nZKmUfRA[/youtube]

21 thoughts on “Ramadan 2010: Muslims Start to Fast as Ramadan Begins on August 11

  1. I believe this article is bias as I quote of “Muslim Bible” which is completely wrong as you can compare the celebration of Eid as the same as Christians Christmas. This is very bias and I do not think it is acceptable and will offend many.

    1. I am Muslim and it doesn’t offend me. It just makes it easier for people who know nothing about Islam to understand. It just some sort of comparison. There is no need to be so sensitive about futile things like this.

    2. This article clearly does not intend to offend anyone, and if anyone is offended they need to relax a little. Yes, refering to the Holy Quaran as “the Muslim Bible” is not right, however, it is probably the best way to give an idea of what it is to a person who knows little of Islam. I also think that Eid ul Fitr can be compared to christmas. Although the means of celebration are completely different, they both represent the highest of holidays for their respective people. This article was short and to the point offering only a small insight to what Ramadan represents and is clearly intended for Islamic lay persons. As a Muslim, I welcome this article and others like it, that try to show the world that true Islam is not evil. Instead of getting offended or angry, embrace the writers enthusiasm and help them by pointing out theie misconceptions. It is what Muhamad, peace be on him, would do, and if more of us muslims would do this, perhaps the rest of the world wouldnt be so quick to condemn us.

    3. This statment is misleading,and yes it is wrong. To do this is seperating the revalation that Allah (SWT) has sent down.The Bible was for the people of Isa (Jesus)(AS)Who was Muslim, and the Quran is for the people of Muhammad (SAW)which everyone of today should be following. That statement is from a person of misguidance.And as far as comparing the Eid to Christmas this is crazy,for the Eid is from Revaltion and Christmas is from kuff and shirk. May Allah increase the knowledge of the muslims.

  2. “Muslim’s bible” didn’t really offend me but it is obviously wrong! Muslims do not have such thing called Bible, Bible is Christians’ holy book, it’s called Koran like you mentioned in your article. If one was unsure about what Koran meant, they could have easily looked it up online. Or better yet, you could have easily said “Holy book of Muslims” I’m sure even the stupidest person knows what “holy book” means.

  3. Oh please “Annoymous”…. If you are muslim and the words “muslim bible” ofend you then say so…. As for offending many… I dont know…. I am muslim and it does not offend me…Why?… Because I can see and understand the context in which it was written…. It was written to provide an example to non-muslims.

    Its not allways about what is written….but how it is written, the tone and more importantly how the reader chooses to percieve/ interpret it.

    As a muslim it does not offend me….there are more importantant things for me to be doing… like preparing myself for the blessed month of Ramadaan.

    Ramadaan Mubarak!

    Mina London.

  4. AALHAMDU-LLILAHI RABBIL-ALAMINA…….pLS fellow muslims, dont argue! ALLAH said dont worship Him, if u dont know Him. i think we shld welcome our gest nt white man business. we will nt drink, nt eat and we will stay away from sex, and read the holy qoran nt bible.

  5. muslim brothers and sisters please calm down. nothing about this is offensive. the writer was merely trying to simplify things for non muslims. honestly please think before you say things like that otherwise non muslims will think that all muslims are crazy and overreactive.

  6. Y’know I have recently noticed Muslims use strong words… I am Muslim and I was Born in Tunisis/Tunis/Tunis… I always got offended when my father explained my wrongdoings to me but, I see thats its common for others to speak as he does.

    And as to the article it makes it easier to understand, because I only recently learned the reason for Ramadan…

    ^^ anyway its nice seeing other Muslims converse its very rare where I am ^^
    Bah~

  7. Please can anyone send me the calendar of Ramadan like when I have to stop eating and when i can eat. I live in Hollywood. Does anyone know about this, if you have something please send me this here at: besimzeka@hotmail.com Thank you very much sorry for some words that i dont know how to say it because i am not good at it.

  8. Based on the outcome of a research study, there was a significant effect of Ramadan fasting contributed good effects, specifically in lowering the respondent’s weight, blood sugar level and blood pressure as the days of the fasting advances. On the other hand, there was no significant change of fasting on the pulse rate of the respondents with regards to the psychosomatic health. The fasting however yields a negative effect on physical, emotional, and cognitive functions of the respondents as the days of fasting progress.

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