Religious Holidays Quiz

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What is the importance of the month of Ramadan?

  • During pre-Islamic times the month called Ramadan ("high summer") was religiously significant as a time during which the Arab tribes observed a truce from all hostilities.
  • Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon on the last night of the eighth month.
  • Fasting also means refraining from negative attitudes and complaining.
  • At the sighting of the next new moon, all rejoice in the Feast of Fastbreaking, 'Id al-Fitr.

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