5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Fasting All those fasting are to steer away from anger, bad language, and bad deeds.
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Who must fast? - Muslim - Sane - Mature - Resident (not traveling) - Physically able to fast
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Why Fasting? Helps one to feel compassionate for needy and poor people. Allows one to build a sense of self-control and willpower. Offers a time for Muslims to "purify" their bodies as well as their souls. Increases ones rewards.
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Zakah Almsgiving; one of the five "pillars" of Islam. Muslims who have wealth remaining over the year must pay a certain percentage to aid those in need. While it can be paid anytime during the year, many people prefer to pay it during Ramadan.
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Zakat Al-Fitr An amount given in charity to the poor at the end of Ramadan, to ensure that everyone has enough to eat during Eid al-Fitr. This amount is traditionally paid in food goods (rice, barley, flour, dates, etc.), collected locally, and distributed before the morning prayer on the day of Eid.
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! Laylat Al-Qadr more valuable than a thousand months "The Night of Power" - a special night that falls during the last ten days of Ramadan. It commemorates the night when the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to Muhammad, peace be upon him. The Qur'an describes it as a night that is more valuable than a thousand months.
5:30 CSIC Lobby Free Dinner and Fun! A. H. "After Hijrah. Hijrah means "emigration." The Islamic calendar starts from the day the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, emigrated (made hijrah) from the city of Makkah to the city of Madinah in 622 A.D.