Is Fasting A Ramadan? Essay

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Sawm: is fasting during Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the year and during it, all healthy adults are required to fast (not eat) from sunrise to sunset. Verse 2.185 of the Quran says “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.” Hajj: is completing a pilgrimage to the holy city, Mecca. It is only obligatory to do this if you are physically and financially able to. The purpose of this is to visit the Ka’bah, a square building believed to have been built by the prophet Abraham. Hajj lasts for five or six days and begins of the 8th of December every year. During Hajj Muslims walk around the Ka’bah, walk to the mountains Safa and Marwah and offer prayers to Allah. There are two different sects of Islam, Sunni and Shia. The split occurred soon after the death of Muhammad and was caused over a disagreement about who should lead the faith as a replacement for Muhammad. Shia are the minority and split from the rest of the faith because they believed that Ali, Muhammad 's cousin, had the right to lead the Islamic religion. Abu Baker was

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