Ramadan

By: Luke Cabell

Bazeen

This is my friend who I stayed with in Sudan. He is 17 years old and lives in Khartoum, Sudan's capital. He lives at home with his parents, grandmother, and younger sister. He has a pet camel named Amir which he rides a lot. He is 5'9" and is pretty thin. He is very religious and prays often. Bazeen is a Sunni Muslim.

Description of Ramadan

During Ramadan, the Muslim community fasts, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and sex between sunrise and sunset. We celebrated Ramadan by following these guidelines. It is a very tedious holiday that follows a strenuous set of rules. Muslims break their fast after sunset with an evening meal called Iftar, where a date is the first thing eaten followed by a traditional meal

Celebration details

Ramadan is celebrated because muslims believe that Allah revealed the first few verses of the koran, the holy book of islam, during that month. During Laylat al-Qadr, which occurs during the final ten days of Ramadan, Muslims believe that, God blesses everyone, forgives all sins, grants all prayers, and angels come down to earth. In some circumstances, failure to coincide with Ramadan traditions is considered a crime and punishable by law.

Time of Celebration

Ramadan is the ninth month of the islamic calendar. It is celebrated for the one month period. And during, Laylat al-Qadr muslims worship longer and more diligently and more often for the final ten days.

Comparisson to American holiday

Ramadan mostly resembles Lent because it requires a lot of sacrifice and dedication.