Ramadan in Istanbul 2010

Hello friends, I feel good due to writing again after a long break. We are experiencing Ramadan month again and it is time to talk about Ramadan and Ramadan in Istanbul. As it is usual, firstly I will mention about Ramadan then about Ramadan in Istanbul. So this is going to be complementary to the Ramadan in Istanbul.

Ramadan Month

Ramadan (Ramazan in Turkish) month of 2010 year started 11th August. Muslim people started to fast and assessing this holy month. In Ramadan, muslims fast from dawn to sunset during the whole month of Ramadan. People mostly eat two main meal; one is “iftar” fast-breaking meal at the time of Maghrib Adhan (prayer calling for evening worship) and the other is “sahoor[Read more...]

Ramadan in Istanbul

Hello friends,

About Ramadan

We are in the first week of Ramadan. Ramadan (Ramazan in Turkish) is a holy month for muslims. In these days, muslims fast and have extra deeds to be better muslims and take care of their actions. Fasting is a total abstinence of food and liquids from dawn to sunset during the entire month of Ramadan. Married muslims also have to refrain from intimate relationship from dawn to sunset during this period. Muslims can still enjoy all of these things during the night time, from sunset to dawn. We usually eat a meal right after sunset called “Iftar” and another light meal right before dawn called “Sahur” (Sahoor). The purpose of fasting is to acquire the concept of Taqwa. Taqwa might be defined as self control, self-restraint, self-discipline, self-obedience, self-training, self-consciousness, self-education and self-evaluation. [Read more...]