Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ramadan Karim

As a Christian I stand in prayerful solidarity with my Muslim friends who are entering the season of Ramadan. I was alerted to the beginning of this Holy Season by one of my young Islamic friends on Facebook. Thanks Ayman for your call to all of us to consume less, to do random acts of mercy and to stop 5 times day to pray, be still and wonder at the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God.

More than one billion Muslims across the world have begun observing Ramadan with soaring temperatures in the Middle East and elsewhere set to pose a challenge for many worshippers.

For the next 30 days, believers will observe the holiest month in Islam by abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk (Extract of news item from Queensland Muslims.
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