Friday, August 03, 2012

Clifton's St. Peter's Episcopal Church joins fasting during Ramadan

Friday, August 3, 2012

Editor's Note: This release submitted by St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

The members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church have taken on a one-day solidarity fast with the Muslim community who are celebrating the month of Ramadan.

Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan with a 30-day fast. Muslims believe that the Qur'an, the Word of God for Muslims, was revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed during the month of Ramadan. The revelation began during the final days of Ramadan which are considered the most sacred period of the month.

The members of St. Peter's Church were told about the manner of the Muslim fast: they rise early in the morning before sunrise for a meal and then they do not eat or drink from sunrise until sunset. the rest
The members of the church are invited to observe either a fast in either the Muslim or Christian tradition during Ramadan.
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