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A is for Abstain,
to stay away from food, drink, bad speech and actions during the day in Ramadan
B is for Basboosa
a cake made from semolina,
eaten by many during Ramadan
C is for crescent (hilaal) moon
which tells us when Ramadan
begins and ends
D is for Dates
A fruit eaten by the Prophet
(salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam)
to break his fast.
The celebration after Ramadan
F is for Fasting
staying away from food, drink and bad actions from Fajr until Maghrib
G is Good deeds
We must try to increase our good deeds during the last ten days of Ramadan
a yummy, sweet treat
The food we take to break our fast
J is for Jama'ah
congregation (group), it is excellent to make the Taraweeh prayers in Jama'ah
an Egyptian dessert made of wheat sugar, honey, raisins and different types of nuts
L is for Laylatul Qadr
The night when the angels descend with the decrees of Allah for the following year
a healthy choice
to break your fast with
The daylight hours which we fast
O is for “O Ye who believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious”(2:183)
The ayah of the Quran
which tells us to fast during Ramadan.
P is for Prayer
We should try to make extra prayers during Ramadan
Q is for Qamar el deen
a tasty drink or pudding made from from dried apricot sheets placed in boiling water
The ninth month of the Hijri Calendar
The meal we eat before we fast each day
A special prayer made at night during Ramadan
The Ummah is the Muslim community.
The Muslim Ummah fasts during Ramadan.
V is for Virtues
Advantages of something; there are many advantages of fasting during Ramadan
a healthy choice with which to break our fast
X is for eXcellent
As Muslims, we should know the eXellence in seeking Laylatul Qadr
Y is for Yawm
"day" in Arabic; there are 29 or 30 days in the month of Ramadan
the obligatory charity on every Muslim due at the end of Ramadan
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