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1) Ramadan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Muslim year, during which all Muslims must fast during the daylight hours. Indulgence of any sort is forbidden during the fast. There are only a few who are exempt,...

2) fasting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Among the stricter Jews the principal fast is the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur; in Islam the faithful fast all the daytime hours of the month of Ramadan. Fasting...

3) liturgy, Islamic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Islam (salat) is performed five times a day at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and night. It requires ritual cleanliness, and is preceded by ablutions. The salat is...

4) feast. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Generally associated with primitive rituals and later with religious practices, feasts may also commemorate such events as births, marriages, harvests, and deaths....

5) Islam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Founded in the 7th cent., Islam is the youngest of the three monotheistic world religions (with Judaism and Christianity). An adherent to Islam is a Muslim [Arab.,=one...

6) calendar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The calendar is based on noting ordinary and easily observable natural events, the cycle of the sun through the seasons with equinox and solstice, and the recurrent...

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