Islam Holidays & Food Practices
Why Do Muslims Fast?
Muslims fast to bring them closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate
Fasting is self-restraint for Muslims. It is a way to spiritually and physically
What are the Islamic dietary laws called?
Mushtabahat- questionable or doubtful, to be avoided where possible
What are some Haram (prohibited) foods?
Blood, Pork, Alcoholic drinks, Dead meat
Eating habits are...
Some Muslims do not eat "Dead meat", meaning the carcass of an animal that has been found dead, an animal that has been sacrificed , meat from an animal that has been strangled or bludgeoned to death.
Maamouls are small shortbread pastries that's filled with nuts and other stuff the family likes to eat
- They fast after sunset
- They have special dinners at the end of the month
- They eat the maamoul throughout Ramadan at least twice a week
- They all eat at a big table
This is known as the fasting month
- It is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar
- Qur'an was first revealed during this month
- The gates of heaven are open
- The gates of hell are closed & the devils are chained in hell
- In this month, they want to get closer to God
- This month shows and is all about self-restraint
Other Major Holidays
"The Islamic New Year"
The month of Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic liturgical year. It is counted from the year of Hegira in which Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina in (A.D. July 16, 622). It is celebrated quietly with prayers, reading and reflection upon the Hegira
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
The celebration of Muhammads birthday. (The fonder of Islam). Its on the 12th day of Rabi on the Islamic calendar
Mawlid- Birthday of holy figure.
"Festival of breaking fasting"
(The Celebration concluding Ramadan)
Eid Al-Fitr is the ending of Ramadan. It is one out of the two most important Islamic celebrations. People dress nice, decorating their homes with lights. They give treats to children, enjoy visits from family and friends. They usually share, give, feed the poor and makes contributions to mosques.
Holidays and traditions of the Muslim Faith
What Is Halal?
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