Ramadan: A time for discipline and purification

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c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins this year with the sighting of the new moon Dec. 9, is a time during which observant Muslims refrain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from dawn to dusk. The fast is one of Islam’s”Five Pillars,”or major obligations. All able-bodied […]

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