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The Islamic holy month of Ramazan (also known as Ramadan) comes once a year. During Ramazan, Muslims worldwide will fast from dawn until dusk. Adult Muslims will not eat or drink during daylight hours. A Muslims social behavior is very polite - refraining from swearing and gossiping. Muslims will make peace with their enemies.

When is Ramadan in 2013? Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan begins (technically) at nighttime, when the crescent moon is sighted - and the first day of fasting begins at dawn the following morning. There is sometimes disagreement and confusion on the start of Ramazan (or Ramadan). Many sources say Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August. 1.

Websites about Ramadan in Afghanistan

Ramadan by afghan-network.net.

Ramadan, Ramazan - Eid by AfghanDesk.com.

Ramadan by Wikipedia.

What is Ramadan? . . . the Islamic month of Fasting.

Ramadan by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Ramadan Terms

Iftar - the meal held after sunset to break the fast.

Sahoor - the meal held before dawn.

Eid al-Fitr celebration - a feast for breaking the fast and the end of Ramadan. It is celebrated over three days. Learn more about Eid al-Fitr at the link below:
"Five facts about Eid al-Fitr", Christian Science Monitor, August 8, 2013.

Videos About Ramazan

August 8 2013. General Dunford address to Afghan people for EID. ISAF Media.

News Reports of about Ramazan in Afghanistan

August 8, 2013. "Breaking the fast with NDS". DVIDS. In Paktika province U.S. Soldiers take part in an Iftar dinner held at the NDS office.

July 27, 2013. "Coalition, Afghan leaders dine for Iftar dinner". DVIDS. The Iftar dinner is a time when Muslims break their fasting perod after sunset each day during Ramazan.

July 23, 2013. "Provincial Reconstruction Team - Uruzgan share Iftar with Afghan colleagues". DVIDS.

July 11, 2013. "Ramadan is not Just Hunger & Thirst". Daily Outlook Afghanistan.

July 11, 2013. "No Taliban Reprieve During Ramadan In Afghanistan". Radio Free Europe.

July 10, 2013. "Afghan forces fast for Ramadan". British Forces News.

July 9, 2013. "Ramadan Start Date 2013: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday? Muslims Disagree". The Huffington Post.

July 7, 2013. "Ramadan 2013: Facts, History, Dates, Greeting and Rules of the Muslim Fast". The Huffington Post.

August 23, 2012. "Ramadan fasts playing role in Afghan 'insider' attacks, says general". DEFCON Hill, The Hill's Defense Blog.

July 31, 2012. "Reminders About the Etiquette of Ramadan". At War Blog, New York Times.

October 28, 2003. "Experiencing Ramadan in Afghanistan". American Forces Press Service.

November 19, 2001. "Ramadan Is Not a Safe Haven for Terrorists". CATO Institute.




1. For the dates of Ramazan 2013 see the link below.






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