Monday, June 6, 2016

USA: Metro Detroit Muslims prepare for Ramadan


Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayer, charity and performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: The Detroit News
By Nicquel Terry | June 5, 2016

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Millions of Muslims around the world are preparing to observe Ramadan. It’s recognized in the ninth month on the Islamic lunar calendar and calls for Muslims to fast during daylight hours.

Metro Detroit Muslims say Ramadan purifies their souls and allows time to practice self-discipline. It begins Monday (or Sunday if the moon is sighted earlier) and lasts about 30 days.

“The main thing we are trying to get out of Ramadan is being a better human being,” said Naeem, 34, a psychologist and father of three.

Mosques across the region will host prayer services and seminars, and serve fast-breaking dinners throughout the month.

To break the fast, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit will host a Ramadan dinner from 8-10 p.m. Friday at its Rochester Hills Mosque.

Some 200 community members and political leaders are expected to attend the dinner, now in its fourth year.

Mahir Osman, secretary of public affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, said the dinner was started to celebrate Ramadan with the community and encourage people to overcome stereotypes about Muslims.

“When people are able to sit down with Muslims as neighbors and friends, it shows that we are no different than any other American,” Osman said. “We have the same desires, same ambitions and issues that other individuals have.”

Many break their fast as the Prophet Muhammad did around 1,400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset followed by prayer. It is common for Muslims to break their fast with family and friends and at free meals for the public at mosques and other public spaces.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayer, charity and performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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