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Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan 2010 began today – so Ramadan Mubarak to the 1.6 billion friends, neighbors, and relatives around the world celebrating the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.

If you’re interested in reading more about Ramadan and sharing what you learn with your children, check out these books on Amazon.com or ask your local librarian for recommendations.

If you’d like to know how Muslims are celebrating around the world, read this article from the Christian Science Monitor and see how Muslims from New Jersey to Israel to Indonesia are marking the month. In New Jersey, school administrators in ten districts are canceling classes on the final day of the month of Ramadan.

And, if you’re like me and curious about attending services at a mosque, you can watch Friday services online at www.alhikmatlive.com, and watch other video content provided by an imam in Miami. (For more information on the project, read the Miami Herald article about it.)

The important thing is to expand your knowledge about Islam and Muslims and share that with your children. Because we all have to share this one planet, so we’d better find ways to get along. And that’s a worthy project for the holiest Muslim month of the year – no matter what religion you practice.

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Ramadan Mubarak!

The month of Ramadan is one of the four holiest months in the Muslim calendar. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, read the Quran, spend time with family, perform charitable acts, and pray.

Children often participate in some of the activities but they are not expected to fast. This year, Ramadan began in North America on Aug. 22. The month ends with Eid al-Fitr, a celebratory feast that marks not only the end of the fast but also the culmination of the spiritual journey that Muslims experience during Ramadan. images

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