Ramadan 2010

Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, begins Wednesday August 11 and continues until the end of September 9. During this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset (based on the ability to distinguish a black thread from a white one). It is a time of communal devotion to the Muslim god Allah, and a time of brotherhood and unity. It is during Ramadan, and specifically on the ‘Night of Power’ Muslims believe Muhammad received his first revelation of the Qur’an. The night of power will be celebrated (by tradition) on September 5 this year.

View the short video below by Voice of the Martyrs. Heather Mercer (Prisoners of Hope) was held prisoner by the Taliban in Afghanistan while serving as a missionary in that country.

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