Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting

Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting

by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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Overview

The month of Ramadan offers the opportunity to improve one's personal and spiritual behavior. By focusing on positive thoughts and actions, Muslims build a closer connection with God and come away from the month feeling spiritually renewed. Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting explores the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition by focusing on an event of great spiritual significance and beauty in the lives of Muslims. Rich with personal stories and stunning photographs, Ramadan demystifies the traditions and emphasizes the importance of diversity in a world where Islamophobia is on the rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459811836
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Orca Origins Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of the Khattak/Getty mystery series, which has been optioned for television. A British-born Canadian, she is a former adjunct law professor and the former editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl magazine. She lives in Colorado with her husband. For more information visit www.ausmazehanatkhan.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: What Is Ramadan?

  • What Is Islam and Who Is a Muslim?
  • The Five Pillars of Islam
  • Fasting in Ramadan: A Pillar of Islam
  • The Ninth Month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar
  • The Month of the Qur’an
  • The Requirements of Fasting
  • Exceptions: Valid Reasons Not to Fast
  • Uzma's Story
  • Ibtihaj's Story
Chapter Two: The Stages of Ramadan
  • The Three Ashras
  • The Mysterious Night of Destiny
  • Eid-al-Fitr: The Great Celebration
  • Eid Charity
  • Hamzah's Story
Chapter Three: The Spirit of Ramadan
  • Giving Back
  • GIVE 30
  • Project Downtown
  • Camp Ramadan
  • Other Social Programs and Efforts
  • An Iftar Story
  • Salima's Story
Chapter Four: Ramadan Traditions Around the World
  • Bosnia
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • Dunya's Story
A final word from the author
Glossary
Resources
Index
Acknowledgments

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