Eid al-Fitr

Day 30  (last day of Ramadan)   Eid  is the Muslim holiday that comes at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr,”festival of breaking of the fast“), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslimsworldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not […]

Sharia

Day 24   Thurs Aug 1st   Sharia law Sharia (the path) is a legal, political, theological, military system developed over 1000 years since Muhammad.  Strict Sharia is implemented in 35 countries and to a lesser extent in many other Muslim countries. Most Muslims only know of the five ‘pillars  of Islam’ namely the creed, fasting […]

Central African Republic

Day  21       Understanding the CAR (Central African Republic)   Former French Colony independent 1960 Military misrule 30 years, civilian government 1993 Tropical forest south to sub-Saharan north. Diamonds, gold, uranium, wood. Yet poor, isolated, landlocked.   Islam has thrived on the poverty, immigrant Muslims rule in businesses, several Arab countries multiply gifts […]