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Ramadan 1420

Volume 15 No 12


In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

RAMADAN

The month the Quran was revealed

Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein.

Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD

for guiding you, and to express your appreciation. [2:185]

Ramadan Mubarek

(blessed the month of Ramadan)

The Fasting Days:

8-Dec-1999 6-Jan-2000

The above days are inclusive, and they apply to North and South American Continents.

The dates for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia: 9-Dec-1999 7-Jan-2000

Ramadan is the ninth lunar month in the Islamic calendar. Muslims (submitters) all over the world fast every day of this month from dawn to the sunset. During fasting, the Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and sexual encounter as ordained by

God in the Quran:

…You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall fast until sunset. Sexual intercourse is prohibited if you decide to retreat to

the masjid (during the last ten days of Ramadan). These are God’s laws; you shall not transgress them. God thus clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may attain salvation. (2:187)

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