Ramadan An Islamic festival
Ramadan <ul><li>Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>The Islamic calendar is based on the...
Ramadan <ul><li>During Ramadan Muslims fast between dawn and dusk. </li></ul><ul><li>When you fast you cannot eat or drink...
Ramadan <ul><li>In the month of Ramadan families get up early to eat before dawn and then have  a meal together after the ...
Ramadan <ul><li>It is during the month of Ramadan that the  Qur’an,  the holy book, was revealed   to the prophet Mohammed...
Ramadan <ul><li>It is a very important time for Muslims and Ramadan is celebrated all over the world. </li></ul>
Ramadan <ul><li>By fasting Muslims focus on reading and learning the Qur’an and the needs of the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Question time <ul><li>How long does Ramadan last for ? </li></ul><ul><li>In which month does Ramadan take place? </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Ramadan An Islamic festival
  2. 2. Ramadan <ul><li>Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>The Islamic calendar is based on the moon rather than the sun although it has 12 months like the Western calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>During 2008, Ramadan is 2 nd September to 1 st October. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ramadan <ul><li>During Ramadan Muslims fast between dawn and dusk. </li></ul><ul><li>When you fast you cannot eat or drink anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Fasting id one of the Five Pillars or duties of Islam. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ramadan <ul><li>In the month of Ramadan families get up early to eat before dawn and then have a meal together after the sun has set. </li></ul><ul><li>You are also not allowed to watch television during Ramadan unless it is a religious programme. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ramadan <ul><li>It is during the month of Ramadan that the Qur’an, the holy book, was revealed to the prophet Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel. </li></ul><ul><li>Mohammed was told to learn the whole book off by heart! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ramadan <ul><li>It is a very important time for Muslims and Ramadan is celebrated all over the world. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ramadan <ul><li>By fasting Muslims focus on reading and learning the Qur’an and the needs of the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>It is believed that by fasting the body is given a rest a chance to cleanse itself. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question time <ul><li>How long does Ramadan last for ? </li></ul><ul><li>In which month does Ramadan take place? </li></ul><ul><li>During Ramadan when do Muslims have to fast? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name of the Islamic Holy book? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the importance of fasting for Muslims? </li></ul>

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