Ramadan 2011: Muslims All Over the World Observe Ramadan and the Most Holy Night of the Year

By on Aug 21, 2011 in Events, Holidays, World Comments

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Ramadan 2011 is observed by Muslims all over the world from August 1 to August 29 when they fast from food, smoking, drinking and carnal desires.

This starts from dawn to dusk for 29 or 30 days. It is also a month of prayer when Muslims commemorate the month when Allah (God) revealed to Mohammad (Islamic Prophet) the Qur’an (Words of God.) This was disclosed by various news sites, Aug 20, 2011.

August 21, 2011 is considered by Muslims as the “Laylatul-Qadr” (“Most Holy Night of the Year,”) or the “Night of Majesty,” the specific day of the month when Allah handed down the Qur’an.

Further news reported that in Turkey, even Coke and Pepsi have ads this month of August, which are Ramadan inspired.

In Ghana, prayer and fasting are piously observed by the Muslim community.

In Los Angeles, young Muslims are observing the Ramadan with their parents and have pre-dawn breakfasts in restaurants, which have grown accustomed to the practice. This is to observe the dawn to dusk fasting.

In the Philippines, President Noynoy Aquino has officially declared Tuesday, August 30, 2011 as a National Holiday in observance of the Ramadan, while Muslims all over the country, perform their fasting and prayer.

All over the world the Laylatul-Qadr is observed and Muslims come together, united in prayer.

The prayer for the day in this Night of Majesty is:

“Rabbana zalamna anfusina wa il lam taghfir lana wa tarhamna lana kuna minal-khasireen.”

(Our Lord, we have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.”)



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