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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:09:47 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4456947 Eid-ul Fitr “Festival of Fast-breaking” <BR> The end of Ramadan is marked by the sighting of the new moon, which is followed by a day of celebration known as Eid-ul-Fitr or the ‘festival of fast-breaking’. Families wake up early in the morning, put on their best clothes and go to the mosque for the Eid sermon and congregational prayers. They thank the Merciful God for having given them the opportunity to experience the blessed month of Ramadan. The day is accompanied by celebration, socializ... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:04:32 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4454040 Benefits of Fasting # 10 <BR> Fasting in Ramadan enables us to master the art of mature adaptability and Time-Management. We can easily understand this point when we realize that fasting makes people change the entire course of their daily life. When they make the change, they naturally adapt themselves to a new system and schedule, and move along to satisfy the rules. This, in the long run, develops in them a wise sense of adaptability and self-created power to overcome the unpredictable har... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:25:50 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452264 Benefits of Fasting # 9 <BR> The month of Ramadan provides us with a sort of “Boot camp.” It is a month of intense moral training. Since we know that Fasting is a special duty prescribed by God, we learn that any sins may spoil our record of fasting with God, so we go through great lengths making sure we are on our best behavior. Many people who experience fasting in this month, feel the impact that this intense training has on their habits, and realize the power of this transformative tool d... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 04:29:11 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4450860 Benefits of Fasting # 8 <BR> Fasting elevates the human spirit and increases our awareness of God. It strengthens our will-power as we learn to rise above our lower desires. The institution of fasting is both unique and a shared experience in human history. From the very beginning of time, humans have struggled to master their physical and psychological selves: their bodies and their emotions. Hunger is one the most powerful urges that we experience. Many, through over- or under-eating or con... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:05:10 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449293 Benefits of Fasting # 7 <BR> Fasting indoctrinates us in patience, unselfishness, and gratitude. When we fast we feel the pains of deprivation and hunger, and learn how to endure it patiently. The meaning of this powerful experience in a social and humanitarian context is that we are much quicker than anybody else in sympathizing with the oppressed and needy around the world, and responding to their needs. “It is the month to visit the poor, the sick, and the needy to share their sorrows. It ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:22:43 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447007 Benefits of Fasting # 6 <BR> Ramadan gives us a break and provides us with a rare opportunity to think about our own selves, our future, and our families. It is a time to give ourselves a mental break and to temporarily forget about the hundreds of worries and stresses we are constantly bombarded with. In hectic times, such as ours, and in places like the West, this valuable time to think about our lives, on individual basis, is a luxury and is desperately needed! It is a unique month of self... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 01:08:26 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445104 Benefits of Fasting # 6 <BR> Ramadan gives us a break and provides us with a rare opportunity to think about our own selves, our future, and our families. It is a time to give ourselves a mental break and to temporarily forget about the hundreds of worries and stresses we are constantly bombarded with. In hectic times, such as ours, and in places like the West, this valuable time to think about our lives, on individual basis, is a luxury and is desperately needed! It is a unique month of self... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:51:35 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443151 Benefits of Fasting # 5 <BR> Fasting has numerous, scientifically proven, benefits for our physical health and mental well-being. The time, length and nature of the Islamic Fast all contribute to its overall positive effect. One of the medical benefits is a much-needed rest to the digestive system. The reduced food intake during the day allows the body to concentrate on getting rid of harmful dietary toxins accumulated as natural by-products of food digestion throughout the year. The length o... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:51:05 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441215 Benefits of Fasting # 4 <BR> Some of the main benefits of Ramadan are an increased compassion for those in need of the necessities of life, a sense of self-purification and reflection and a renewed focus on spirituality. Muslims also appreciate the feeling of togetherness shared by family and friends throughout the month. Perhaps the greatest practical benefit is the yearly lesson in self-restraint and discipline that can carry forward to other aspects of a Muslim’s life such as work and educ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:56:41 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439401 Benefits of Fasting # 3 <BR> Muslims are reminded to be extra-generous during the month of Ramadan and to share the bounties that God has provided them, giving generously in charity. Our wealth is regarded as a trust from God, not really our own; will we be greedy with it and spend it only on ourselves, or will we strive to please Him by sharing it with others? <BR> Muslims are urged to be more liberal in giving during Ramadan and are required at the end of fasting to give Sadaqatul-Fitr to ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 05:51:28 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438052 Benefits of Fasting # 1 <BR> Fasting makes the individual more aware of the many bounties of God. The hunger and thirst remind the fasting person of the poor who may rarely eat well. Fasting re-enforces the concept that wasting the Creator’s bounties is a sign of ingratitude to Him. <BR> Benefits of Fasting # 2 <BR> A person who carefully observes the month of Ramadan becomes closer to God. The self-restraint of Ramadan make the heart and mind accustomed to the remembrance and praise of God a... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:44:21 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4436182 The Last Third <BR> Muslims also believe that the last ten days of Ramadan are the holiest of all, and try to make even greater efforts at that time to increase their worship. The holiest night of all, Laylat Al-Qadr, roughly translated as the Night of Power, falls on one of the odd numbered nights of the last ten days. Laylat Al-Qadr, is such an important night that Allah describes it in the Qur’an as being better than one thousand months, meaning that worship done on this night is worth mo... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:17:41 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433946 Ramadan is also the month of charity. The Prophet Muhammad said, “…Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month), shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time; and whoever performs an obligatory deed in (this month), shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Paradise . It is the month of charity, and a month in whic... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 01:05:03 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432132 Virtues of Fasting <BR> The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.” <BR> He also said: “The sleep of a fasting person is regarded as an act of worship, his remaining silent is regarded as glorifying God, the reward for his good deeds is multiplied, his supplications are accepted, and his sins are forgiven.” <BR> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:03:30 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429591 Fasting is an act of deep personal worship to God in which Muslims seek to raise their level of God-consciousness. The act of fasting redirects the heart away from worldly activities and towards the remembrance of God. Muslims focus during this month on strengthening their relationship with the Creator. It is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer and doing of good deeds. Fasting is intended to inculcate self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity Tue, 16 Aug 2011 00:55:49 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427623 One of the ways Muslims get closer to the Qur’an during Ramadan is through a long congregational prayer known as Taraweeh that is offered in the late evening after the breaking of the fast. During this prayer it is customary that the entire Qur’an is recited over the course of the entire month, by a person called a Hafiz (Arabic, meaning protector). <BR> A Hafiz is someone who has memorized the entire Qur’an, word for word, cover to cover. Since it was first revealed over 1400 years ago it is... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:13:12 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4425663 Ramadan is the Month of The Qur’an <BR> God began revealing the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) during Ramadan in the year 610 C.E. The Holy Qur’an is known undoubtedly as “the most-read book in the world” for it is a book that is so often read, re-read and memorized, and all in its original language, Arabic. In Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to focus as much time as possible on reading, listening to and understanding the teachings of the Glorious Qur’an. <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:56:34 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423915 Purity of both thought and action are emphasized whilst fasting. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “He who does not desist from obscene language and acting obscenely (during the period of fasting), Allah has no need of his hunger and thirst.” The Prophet (pbuh) also said: “Fasting is not only from food and drink, fasting is to refrain from obscene (acts). If someone verbally abuses you or acts ignorantly toward you, say (to them) ‘I am fasting; I am fasting.’” Sat, 13 Aug 2011 00:13:34 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4422370 All Muslims, from the age of puberty who are physically and mentally well should observe fasting during the month of Ramadan. Islam is a practical way of life and does not place hardship on those for whom the fast would be too difficult. The sick and those traveling may defer their fast until their illness or journey is over. Pregnant women and nursing mothers may also postpone the fast. The very old, who are too weak to fast, and those who have a permanent illness that prevents them from fas... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:15:09 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420029 It is common to have one meal (known as Suhoor), just before sunrise and another (known as Iftar), directly after sunset. The breaking of the fast (Iftar) usually consists of dates, following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Ramadan strengthens the community: Muslims invite one another for the Iftar meals, and thereby create concern and friendship among neighbors, families and friends. Many people also take Iftar to the mosque and share it with the wider community, especially the... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:10:32 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4418257 Fasting the month of Ramadan is the third of the Five Pillars of Islam. The others are declaration of faith (Shahadah), prayer (Salah), charitable-giving (Zakah), and the pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj). Fasting, together with the other pillars, forms the foundation of the faith. It instills in the individual a feeling of closeness to God and a desire to do good deeds at all times. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:26:34 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415813 Q: Why does Ramadan begin on a different day each year? <BR> A: Because Ramadan is a lunar month, it begins about eleven days earlier each year. Throughout a Muslim’s lifetime, Ramadan will fall both during winter months, when the days are short, and summer months, when the days are long and the fast is more difficult. In this way, the difficulty of the fast is evenly distributed between Muslims living in the northern and southern hemispheres. <BR> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:28:59 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413582 Q: Is Islam the only faith that observes fasting? <BR> A: No, Islam is a continuation of the religion of Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them). Hence, it is not surprising to find references to fasting in Judaism and Christianity. Other faiths also enjoin fasting, as they recognize its spiritual benefits. Fasting is thus universally known as a means of gaining self-discipline and of gaining closeness to God. <BR> Fasting is an institution for the improvement of moral and spiritual c... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 05:30:28 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4411674 Q: Do children, sick and old people need to fast? <BR> A: Fasting is only obligated on Muslims who have reached puberty, are sane and are healthy. So children who have not reached puberty are exempt, but are encouraged to fast some days, or a portion of a day, to train them for when they are obliged to fast. The temporarily sick who have a sickness that may extend a few days, where fasting may severely affect them or prolong their recovery are not obliged to fast but must make up the days af... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 01:27:19 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410235 Q: What do Muslims do during Ramadan? <BR> A: Muslims usually wake before dawn to take a small meal called “suhoor”. They abstain from eating, drinking and sensual pleasures during the daylight hours of the blessed month. Muslims exert more effort in worship, praying, contemplating, helping others, giving charity, reciting the Quran (the holy book of the Muslims); many Muslims endeavour to complete the Qur’an’s recitation at least once during the month. At sunset, Muslims break their fast, ... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 07:35:53 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408412 Q: Do Muslims not eat and drink for a whole month? <BR> A: No. Muslims are ordered to abstain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from the break of dawn until sunset throughout the whole month. This means, that after sunset until the break of dawn of the following day, Muslims may eat and drink as they please. Many Muslims take this opportunity to invite friends and family over to share in the spirit of Ramadan. <BR> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 08:47:19 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405961 God says in the Holy Qur’an: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,that ye may (learn) self-restraint…Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting…” <BR> (Al-Qur’an Chapter 2, verses 183-185 <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 01:32:49 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4403729 Between dawn and sunset, Muslims abstain from all food, drink and any kind of sexual contact. In addition to this physical component, the spiritual aspects of the fast include an added emphasis on refraining from gossip, lies, obscenity and in general, any sinful act Wed, 3 Aug 2011 01:28:55 EST Take a bite out of this! Ramadan Series: Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4401340 Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with the sighting of the new moon after which all physically mature and healthy Muslims are obliged to fast for the complete month. Fasting is done as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (God). Tue, 2 Aug 2011 00:43:15 EST What is Ramadan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4399458 <BR> Today we (Muslim) start our holy month Ramadan, what is Ramadan, their is a youtube video and some explanation <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta8j1z5Lk<BR>Jo&feature=player_embedded#at=42 <BR> <BR> Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with the sighting of the new moon after which all physically mature and healthy Muslims are obliged to fast for the complete month. Fasting is done as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (God). Between dawn... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:39:04 EST Hope.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4342772 Never give up hope, this is the main ingredient to breaking a bad habit. Many people when they first start to break a bad habit (like losing weight, stop smoking, being a respectful person) they have goals, aspirations, ambitions and more importantly a PLAN!! All of these together seem like an equation of success..but then something happens. It gets hard, and you don't see immediate results, you look around and you feel like you can't do anything. You have this overwhelming feeling that pulls... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 14:41:04 EST See the Greatest of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4178642 Every where you go see the evidence of our God, he is great, see it around you especially in these day the beginning of spring <BR> <em>345</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:36:12 EST Trust God, he is great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176185 always i trust him Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:38:30 EST are you happy or you sad today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4070704 happy Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:20:18 EST do you really drink 8 cups of water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4061264 yes i do Wed, 2 Mar 2011 18:27:56 EST I hope victory to Libayian people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4046810 oh God help these people Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:20:27 EST Do you know what happened around the world? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4032300 Do you know what happened around the word? <BR> there are a lot of anti-government in several countries Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:08:20 EST does you appreciate what you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4029595 we have a lot of stuff, we have our faith , we have our health. But we never appreciate what we have til we lose it. We always compare our-self to other, always complain. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 08:33:27 EST Thanks God http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027168 we have to thanks God always for everything he give us Fri, 18 Feb 2011 08:13:22 EST victory for poeple of Egypt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4010577 I am soooo happy for the poeple of Egypt <BR> I hope they will find a great great leader <BR> <em>250</em> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:35:39 EST