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Ramadan (calendar month)

Ninth month of the Islamic calendar

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Ramadan (calendar month): Ninth month of the Islamic calendar
The month of Ramadan, also spelled Ramadhan or Ramazan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.


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Afghan mosque attack kills eight worshippers breaking fast: officials

Gunmen opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, killing eight worshippers breaking their Ramadan fast and wounding five others, officials said.
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Amid ruins of a Syrian town, Ramadan meal reunites a community

Amid mounds of rubble and the ruins of buildings destroyed during nearly a decade of war, a Ramadan iftar meal has reunited a community in northwestern Syria.
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Indonesia's Ramadan school moves online amid coronavirus epidemic

Each year during the fasting month of Ramadan, Indonesian tutor Ahmad Winardi has taught a special course for students in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country to deepen their knowledge of Islam.
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Pakistani parliament's speaker tests positive for COVID-19

The speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly said late on Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, after hosting an iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan, and meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan and..
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Ramadan bazaars go digital in Southeast Asia amid pandemic

For 15 years, Siti Zabedah Abdul Wahab's family food business has opened for one month a year, selling murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with meat, at Malaysia's popular Ramadan bazaars.
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Coronavirus has changed the way Muslims are celebrating Ramadan, in virtual spaces and in solitude

Hajjar Ahmed sees Ramadan as an opportunity this year "to celebrate in real time virtually with Muslims all over the world."
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Vigilant against coronavirus, Asia's Muslims keep faith and distance as Ramadan begins

Governments of Asian nations with large Muslim populations urged people to keep their distance while observing their faith as Islam's fasting month of Ramadan began on Friday, shrouded in fear over the..
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Jailed Saudi princess pleads for release as Ramadan arrives

A prominent Saudi princess has appealed to the kingdom's king and crown prince to release her from prison as the holy month of Ramadan began, according to a letter published on her official website and..
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Too poor to buy, too scared to meet: Palestinians face joyless Ramadan

The electric lanterns and ornate decorations of Ramadan would normally be hanging in the streets of Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem by now, but not this year amid coronavirus restrictions and..
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Indonesia bans traditional Ramadan exodus to rein in coronavirus

Indonesia will ban its traditional annual exodus by people streaming out of cities at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May, as the Southeast Asian nation looks to curb the spread of coronavirus,..
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Indonesia bans Ramadan mass exodus tradition to curb coronavirus spread

Indonesia will ban the mass exodus tradition, locally known as 'mudik,' at the end of the Muslim fasting month in May in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country,..
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Indonesia orders coronavirus transport curbs ahead of Ramadan exodus

Indonesia has imposed curbs on public transport ahead of the annual exodus to home villages that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus,..
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Former KKK member now celebrates Ramadan with Muslim friend

Chris Buckley used to be in the KKK. Now he celebrates Ramadan with his best friend, a Muslim man and refugee.
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