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Here's What You Need To Know About Ramadan In Brooklyn

16 May 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti defends right to release Cohen's financial info Pruitt's 24/7 security requested over fears of Trump policy backlash Senate GOP anger over McCain insult grows MORE on Tuesday wished Muslims observing Ramadan a "blessed month", and praised the holiday as a reminder of "the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life".

Both public and private sector companies will have shorter work hours for the duration of Ramadan as many employees are fasting.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the first sighting of a new moon and in 2018, it will be celebrated on June 14, 2018.

It must be noted, however, that failing to fast during the period constitutes an infraction that could also be a crime in some Muslim countries.

"You feel more of a connection to the lord", said Bisharo Dahir, mosque member. As such, those who are sick must make up for the missed fasts some time later when they are in better shape. "It is a physical and spiritual act which strengthens the character", said Chishti.

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According to the Islamic scholar, fasting during the Holy Month is unlike the fasting done at any other time. Oftentimes, I was anxious about being targeted for embracing my religion and practicing it in the way I chose with the uptick in anti-Muslim sentiment in America. During that time every year, I remember people bustling about in fresh markets, grocery shopping to prepare for the evening's fast-breaking meals, and how the fabric stores were packed with people shopping for their Eid outfits.

He said that desire to grow in his faith is a common tie to most people in Oklahoma.

Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, use Ramadan as a time to control physical impulses, such a backbiting or anger, and renew their spirituality.

"It's still part of the charitable nature of Ramadan", Enchassi said. "The much more hard part is remembering my character throughout the day".

During the entirety of Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final day, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up. "But that's what this month is about, it's about self-sacrifice and showing that discipline", he says.

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"It puts you in a different mindset", Fehmi said of the fast.

Fasting is meant to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of those less fortunate. The month of Ramadan is a self-exercise in restraint. "Therefore the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, May 16".

"It was a attractive, exploratory period". The reason being that unlike the Gregorian calendar where days of a month are fixed, the Hijri calendar depends on the sighting of the moon.

"Jesus is revealing himself to the Muslim faithful through dreams and visions, far more often than before, ever". "What's authentic for me isn't to try to replicate something in a cultural context by people in the Middle East, but to exist within my community and within my context".

"It's a critically important dialogue for us to have; all people of all colors, all cultures and faiths need to come together to talk about points of difference so we can discover how are we unified".

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Here's What You Need To Know About Ramadan In Brooklyn