Ramadan Kareem. رمضان كريم
[The traditional greeting means “Ramadan is generous”.]
Some Ramadan images :
Have been listening to this Ramadan Kareem animation playing on a loop. The sound quality is surprisingly good–wish I knew what it was from.
Note: I am fasting today, the first day of Ramadan. (“The rest of the year is for you, Ramadan is for Allah.”) It’s easier when Ramadan falls in December, as it did when I lived in Jordan, and the sun sets earlier.
When is sunset? According to Channel 9, today’s sunset is at 7:39 PM. The Bridgeview mosque site says adhan at 7:43 (the call to prayer is when the fast can be broken–many the time I waited for the call to prayer to light up a cigarette at a Jordanian bus station) and the iqamah at 7:48 PM. (The DC mosque I link to in my sidebar says adhan 7:57 PM, iqamah 8:07 PM) Technically the Koranic answer, which depends on neither websites nor wristwatches, says sundown is when a white thread cannot be distinguished from a black thread.
Since it can be difficult to stay occupied without eating or drinking (Moslems are also supposed to abstain from tobacco and sex), until sundown, here are my Ramadan links from other years–from a definitely non-Moslem perspective:
Insha ‘Allah (two examples of Salma Arastu’s calligraphy for Eid at the end of Ramadan)
Ramadan kareem, are you fasting? (image of King Hussein mosque in Amman)
Pokemon Eid cards?–what is going on in Pakistan (more Salma Arastu artwork thumbnails for Eid)
Fasting music for Ramadan–mystical planets (links to Gustav Holst downloads)
Spiritual recordings for Ramadan 2008 (explanation of duas and some dua links for YouTube and others)
Is the reward of goodness aught but goodness?-Koran translation and recitation (Koran portals and some links to recitations)