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DAILY INSPIRATION | FARWELL RAMADAN

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY As we get closer the end of Ramadan, anticipation builds for the upcoming celebrations. Eid ul – Fitr is the festival that marks the end of fasting for the month of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide don their best clothes to attend the morning Eid prayer. The prayer is usually followed by fa...
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DAILY INSPIRATION | GOT DATES?

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY If you go to any Muslim home or Masjid for Iftar (the evening meal to break the fast) you can always count on dates and water as the first course. Naturally, our bodies need water after a fast. I'm still amazed at how much sweeter and refreshing water tastes after a day of fasting. Da...
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DAILY INSPIRATION: WHO CAN FAST?

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY Every Muslim past the age of puberty is obligated to fast during the month of Ramadan, as long as they are physically able. People who are sick, travelling, women who are menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding are exempt from the fast and are encouraged to make up missed days at a la...
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DAILY INSPIRATION: FASTING IN THE PAST

This feature is coordinated by The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com and InterFaith Works of CNY Fasting is a practice that predates Islam. Throughout history, people of all different faiths regularly practiced fasting; using the time for reflection and prayer. In the Qur'an, Mary was commanded to abstain from speech after the birth of Jesus (peace be upon him). "So eat and drink...
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