Let's Celebrate and Learn about Ramadan Together!

The month of Ramadan is a sacred month in the religion of Islam. Muslims around the world observe Ramadan and fast from sunrise to sunset, during the 9th month of the Islamic Lunar calendar. It is an important and holy month, and during the 30 days of fasting, Muslims stop eating and drinking from the moment the sun rises (suhoor time) to when it sets (iftar time). By refraining from eating food and drinking juice and water, Muslims are practicing a pillar of their religion, as well as focusing on performing acts of good deeds such as helping their families around the house, assisting their neighbors, finishing their homework, going to work, and taking care of their pets. 

There is also a special night during the last 10 days of Ramadan, in which Muslims observe called Lailat-ul-Qadr. On this special night, the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). Once Ramadan is over, Muslim celebrate their success with festivities during their holiday called Eid. As our caretakers prepare dinner (Iftar), our homes are filled with a lot of love and yummy aromas. Be sure to help your parents cook a meal this Ramadan, and pass the plate with someone you love today!

Trivia Time

Can you answer the following five questions about Ramadan, and see how you can win today? Yes you can - let's play!

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Wishing you and your family a blessed month of Ramadan and a Happy Eid ahead!

Sincerely,
Your UMR Family

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