Ramadan Starts Friday for Sunnis, Saturday for Shiites

Dar al-Fatwa, the highest religious  authority for Sunni Muslims   in Lebanon,  announced on Thursday that Friday will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

On the other hand  the Higher Islamic Shiite Council declared that the first day of  Ramadan will start on Saturday.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable.

The month begins with the sighting of the new moon, which varies from country to country.

Ya Libnan wants to wish all its Muslim readers Ramadan Kareem

  • MekensehParty

    But Michel Aoun said it starts on Sunday

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cyrus-Da/100003064964179 Cyrus Da

      dude that guy is christian. what does he know.

    • 5thDrawer

      He had to check with his shrink …

  • MekensehParty

    But Michel Aoun said it starts on Sunday

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cyrus-Da/100003064964179 Cyrus Da

      dude that guy is christian. what does he know.

    • 5thDrawer

      He had to check with his shrink …

  • In_a_Mosh

    So it starts again. This is when Muslims follow traditions that existed for centuries before Islam (ya ayohal mo’mineen kotiba
    aalaykom lsiyam kama kotiba aala llathina min kablikom). So the pagans did it, now you!! Really original…. NOT!

    No food or drink for the day then “pig out” in the evening. Yeah very healthy people. And don’t forget you have to make soup, fatoush, batata me’liyeh and a yakhne. Also must buy hilo aarabe. W belfalliss sitt el beit.

    Like honestly? Grow up!!

    • wargame1

      Refering to Jesus(peace be upon him) Matthew 4:2 “and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger. ”

      Exodus 34:28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant–the Ten Commandments.
      1 Kings 19:8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 

      Fasing in Judaism
      here are two major fast days and four minor fast days that are part of the Jewish year.  The two major fasts, Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, last just over twenty four hours. They begin before sundown, when it is still light outside, and end after the next sundown, when it is dark outside and three stars can be seen in the sky.  

      The other minor fast day is the fast of Esther. It commemorates the three days of fasting undertaken by Esther prior to meeting with King Ahasuerus. This is the one minor fast that is not a mournful remembrance. 

      NOW WOULD YOU GROW UP OUT OF IGNORANCE??

      • In_a_Mosh

        Me grow up? Im not the one with an imaginary friend or the one living according to an ancient immoral moral code.

        I suggest you grow up

      • In_a_Mosh

        Me grow up? Im not the one with an imaginary friend or the one living according to an ancient immoral moral code.

        I suggest you grow up

    • wargame1

      Fasting in Christianity
      biblical Book of Isaiah, chapter 58:6–7. In this chapter, the nation of Israel is rebuked for their fasting, and given this exhortation:
      (verse 6) “Is not this the fast that I choose:   to loose the bonds of wickedness,   to undo the straps of the yoke,   to let the oppressed go free,   and to break every yoke?(7) Is it not to share your bread with the hungry   and bring the homeless poor into your house;   when you see the naked, to cover him,   and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”
      This passage makes it very clear that the acceptable fast is not merely abstinence from food or water, but a decision to fully obey God’s commands to care for the poor and opressed. Zechariah, chapter 7:5–10, also repeats this message. The opening chapter of the Book of Daniel, vv. 8–16, describes a partial fast and its effects on the health of its observers.

      • 5thDrawer

        Didn’t mind nude sun-bathing either, it seems. ;-)

    • wargame1

      Benefits of fasting in Christianity
      (verse 8) “Then your light will break forth like the dawn,and your healing will quickly appear;then your righteousness will go before you,and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.(9) Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
      (Isaiah 58:8–9)

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN HINDUISM
      Fasting is a very integral part of the Hindu religion. Individuals observe different kinds of fasts based on personal beliefs and local customs. Some are listed below.
      Some Hindus fast on certain days of the month such as Ekadasi, Pradosha, or Purnima.
      Certain days of the week are also set aside for fasting depending on personal belief and favorite deity. For example, devotees ofShiva tend to fast on Mondays, while devotees of Vishnu tend to fast on Thursdays.

      • In_a_Mosh

        You have just confirmed that this is an old practice which predates the abrahamic faiths. Which was my point. Thank you.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN JAINISM

      There are many types of fasting in Jainism. One is called Chauvihar Upwas, in which no food or water may be consumed until sunrise the next day. Another is called Tivihar Upwas, in which no food may be consumed, but boiled water is allowed. The main goal of any type of fasting in Jainism is to achieve complete Non-Violence (दया, ahimsa) during that period. Fasting is usually done duringParyushana but can be done during other times. If one fasts for the eight days of Paryushana, it is called Atthai, and when it is for one month, it is known as Maskhamana. Also, it is common for Jains not to fast but only to limit their intake of food. When a person only eats lentils and tasteless food with salt and pepper as the only spices, the person is said to do Ayambil. There are other types of fasting in which a Jain eats only one meal a day, which is known as Ekassana. Similarly, another fast, called Beasana, allows for two meals a day. The goal of all these fastings is to decrease desire and passion for the physical world, and attain spirituality by meditation.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN BUDDHISM

      Buddhist monks and nuns following the Vinaya rules commonly do not eat each day after the noon meal.This is not considered a fast but rather a disciplined regimen aiding in meditation and good health.
      Once when the Buddha was touring in the region of Kasi together with a large sangha of monks he addressed them saying: ‘I, monks, do not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening I, monks, am aware of good health and of being without illness and of buoyancy and strength and living in comfort. Come, do you too, monks, not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening you too, monks, will be aware of good health and….. and living in comfort

      • In_a_Mosh

        So all ancient religions fast. It’s still unhealthy and still pointless. You can do much much better by say helping a starving child somewhere or giving blood or buying a meal to a homeless person, and so on.

        I am anti theism as it spreads divisions between humans, because with religion your loyalty is to your “god” and not to your fellow humans. I am different to you. I am not loyal to an invisible imaginary deity made up by people with dodgy morality, Thats why I point out the suspension of logic in religion every once in a while. If your “faith” or your “god” are real, you shouldn’t fear my words. Truth is, my words make you nervous because you know they’re true, but you refuse to accept that you’re wrong.

    • Constantin7

      The best thing in Ramadan (for me the non-muslim) is the freshly fried Kellaj ! Nontheless fasting is good for body and soul, but when you pig out all night long until dawn, what is the point of fasting during the day ? If I eat at 4:00 AM a very nutritious meal, of course I can endure staying without food until sunset. The water part is the most difficult I guess, especially in the summer. Any ways Ramadan Kareem for those who care.
      But this perpetual difference of one day between Sunni and Shia on seeing the moon is ridiculous, at this day and age with all the technology we have, it is impossible that both are right. One of them is right and the other is wrong. Go figure which one is which ???

      • Mahdi Kenaani

         Please tell me which one is right and which one is wrong????

  • In_a_Mosh

    So it starts again. This is when Muslims follow traditions that existed for centuries before Islam (ya ayohal mo’mineen kotiba
    aalaykom lsiyam kama kotiba aala llathina min kablikom). So the pagans did it, now you!! Really original…. NOT!

    No food or drink for the day then “pig out” in the evening. Yeah very healthy people. And don’t forget you have to make soup, fatoush, batata me’liyeh and a yakhne. Also must buy hilo aarabe. W belfalliss sitt el beit.

    Like honestly? Grow up!!

    • wargame1

      Fasting in Christianity
      biblical Book of Isaiah, chapter 58:6–7. In this chapter, the nation of Israel is rebuked for their fasting, and given this exhortation:
      (verse 6) “Is not this the fast that I choose:   to loose the bonds of wickedness,   to undo the straps of the yoke,   to let the oppressed go free,   and to break every yoke?(7) Is it not to share your bread with the hungry   and bring the homeless poor into your house;   when you see the naked, to cover him,   and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”
      This passage makes it very clear that the acceptable fast is not merely abstinence from food or water, but a decision to fully obey God’s commands to care for the poor and opressed. Zechariah, chapter 7:5–10, also repeats this message. The opening chapter of the Book of Daniel, vv. 8–16, describes a partial fast and its effects on the health of its observers.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN HINDUISM
      Fasting is a very integral part of the Hindu religion. Individuals observe different kinds of fasts based on personal beliefs and local customs. Some are listed below.
      Some Hindus fast on certain days of the month such as Ekadasi, Pradosha, or Purnima.
      Certain days of the week are also set aside for fasting depending on personal belief and favorite deity. For example, devotees ofShiva tend to fast on Mondays, while devotees of Vishnu tend to fast on Thursdays.

      • In_a_Mosh

        You have just confirmed that this is an old practice which predates the abrahamic faiths. Which was my point. Thank you.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN BUDDHISM

      Buddhist monks and nuns following the Vinaya rules commonly do not eat each day after the noon meal.This is not considered a fast but rather a disciplined regimen aiding in meditation and good health.
      Once when the Buddha was touring in the region of Kasi together with a large sangha of monks he addressed them saying: ‘I, monks, do not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening I, monks, am aware of good health and of being without illness and of buoyancy and strength and living in comfort. Come, do you too, monks, not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening you too, monks, will be aware of good health and….. and living in comfort

      • In_a_Mosh

        So all ancient religions fast. It’s still unhealthy and still pointless. You can do much much better by say helping a starving child somewhere or giving blood or buying a meal to a homeless person, and so on.

        I am anti theism as it spreads divisions between humans, because with religion your loyalty is to your “god” and not to your fellow humans. I am different to you. I am not loyal to an invisible imaginary deity made up by people with dodgy morality, Thats why I point out the suspension of logic in religion every once in a while. If your “faith” or your “god” are real, you shouldn’t fear my words. Truth is, my words make you nervous because you know they’re true, but you refuse to accept that you’re wrong.

    • Constantin7

      The best thing in Ramadan (for me the non-muslim) is the freshly fried Kellaj ! Nontheless fasting is good for body and soul, but when you pig out all night long until dawn, what is the point of fasting during the day ? If I eat at 4:00 AM a very nutritious meal, of course I can endure staying without food until sunset. The water part is the most difficult I guess, especially in the summer. Any ways Ramadan Kareem for those who care.
      But this perpetual difference of one day between Sunni and Shia on seeing the moon is ridiculous, at this day and age with all the technology we have, it is impossible that both are right. One of them is right and the other is wrong. Go figure which one is which ???

  • In_a_Mosh

    So it starts again. This is when Muslims follow traditions that existed for centuries before Islam (ya ayohal mo’mineen kotiba
    aalaykom lsiyam kama kotiba aala llathina min kablikom). So the pagans did it, now you!! Really original…. NOT!

    No food or drink for the day then “pig out” in the evening. Yeah very healthy people. And don’t forget you have to make soup, fatoush, batata me’liyeh and a yakhne. Also must buy hilo aarabe. W belfalliss sitt el beit.

    Like honestly? Grow up!!

    • wargame1

      Refering to Jesus(peace be upon him) Matthew 4:2 “and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger. ”

      Exodus 34:28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant–the Ten Commandments.
      1 Kings 19:8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 

      Fasing in Judaism
      here are two major fast days and four minor fast days that are part of the Jewish year.  The two major fasts, Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av, last just over twenty four hours. They begin before sundown, when it is still light outside, and end after the next sundown, when it is dark outside and three stars can be seen in the sky.  

      The other minor fast day is the fast of Esther. It commemorates the three days of fasting undertaken by Esther prior to meeting with King Ahasuerus. This is the one minor fast that is not a mournful remembrance. 

      NOW WOULD YOU GROW UP OUT OF IGNORANCE??

      • In_a_Mosh

        Me grow up? Im not the one with an imaginary friend or the one living according to an ancient immoral moral code.

        I suggest you grow up

    • wargame1

      Fasting in Christianity
      biblical Book of Isaiah, chapter 58:6–7. In this chapter, the nation of Israel is rebuked for their fasting, and given this exhortation:
      (verse 6) “Is not this the fast that I choose:   to loose the bonds of wickedness,   to undo the straps of the yoke,   to let the oppressed go free,   and to break every yoke?(7) Is it not to share your bread with the hungry   and bring the homeless poor into your house;   when you see the naked, to cover him,   and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”
      This passage makes it very clear that the acceptable fast is not merely abstinence from food or water, but a decision to fully obey God’s commands to care for the poor and opressed. Zechariah, chapter 7:5–10, also repeats this message. The opening chapter of the Book of Daniel, vv. 8–16, describes a partial fast and its effects on the health of its observers.

      • 5thDrawer

        Didn’t mind nude sun-bathing either, it seems. ;-)

    • wargame1

      Benefits of fasting in Christianity
      (verse 8) “Then your light will break forth like the dawn,and your healing will quickly appear;then your righteousness will go before you,and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.(9) Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
      (Isaiah 58:8–9)

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN HINDUISM
      Fasting is a very integral part of the Hindu religion. Individuals observe different kinds of fasts based on personal beliefs and local customs. Some are listed below.
      Some Hindus fast on certain days of the month such as Ekadasi, Pradosha, or Purnima.
      Certain days of the week are also set aside for fasting depending on personal belief and favorite deity. For example, devotees ofShiva tend to fast on Mondays, while devotees of Vishnu tend to fast on Thursdays.

      • In_a_Mosh

        You have just confirmed that this is an old practice which predates the abrahamic faiths. Which was my point. Thank you.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN JAINISM

      There are many types of fasting in Jainism. One is called Chauvihar Upwas, in which no food or water may be consumed until sunrise the next day. Another is called Tivihar Upwas, in which no food may be consumed, but boiled water is allowed. The main goal of any type of fasting in Jainism is to achieve complete Non-Violence (दया, ahimsa) during that period. Fasting is usually done duringParyushana but can be done during other times. If one fasts for the eight days of Paryushana, it is called Atthai, and when it is for one month, it is known as Maskhamana. Also, it is common for Jains not to fast but only to limit their intake of food. When a person only eats lentils and tasteless food with salt and pepper as the only spices, the person is said to do Ayambil. There are other types of fasting in which a Jain eats only one meal a day, which is known as Ekassana. Similarly, another fast, called Beasana, allows for two meals a day. The goal of all these fastings is to decrease desire and passion for the physical world, and attain spirituality by meditation.

    • wargame1

      FASTING IN BUDDHISM

      Buddhist monks and nuns following the Vinaya rules commonly do not eat each day after the noon meal.This is not considered a fast but rather a disciplined regimen aiding in meditation and good health.
      Once when the Buddha was touring in the region of Kasi together with a large sangha of monks he addressed them saying: ‘I, monks, do not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening I, monks, am aware of good health and of being without illness and of buoyancy and strength and living in comfort. Come, do you too, monks, not eat a meal in the evening. Not eating a meal in the evening you too, monks, will be aware of good health and….. and living in comfort

      • In_a_Mosh

        So all ancient religions fast. It’s still unhealthy and still pointless. You can do much much better by say helping a starving child somewhere or giving blood or buying a meal to a homeless person, and so on.

        I am anti theism as it spreads divisions between humans, because with religion your loyalty is to your “god” and not to your fellow humans. I am different to you. I am not loyal to an invisible imaginary deity made up by people with dodgy morality, Thats why I point out the suspension of logic in religion every once in a while. If your “faith” or your “god” are real, you shouldn’t fear my words. Truth is, my words make you nervous because you know they’re true, but you refuse to accept that you’re wrong.

    • Constantin7

      The best thing in Ramadan (for me the non-muslim) is the freshly fried Kellaj ! Nontheless fasting is good for body and soul, but when you pig out all night long until dawn, what is the point of fasting during the day ? If I eat at 4:00 AM a very nutritious meal, of course I can endure staying without food until sunset. The water part is the most difficult I guess, especially in the summer. Any ways Ramadan Kareem for those who care.
      But this perpetual difference of one day between Sunni and Shia on seeing the moon is ridiculous, at this day and age with all the technology we have, it is impossible that both are right. One of them is right and the other is wrong. Go figure which one is which ???

      • Mahdi Kenaani

         Please tell me which one is right and which one is wrong????

  • 5thDrawer

    In Mali, they are now fasting for days as they try to walk through the dessert to refugee camps in Niger. And they aren’t even Boku Haram. Must be very good moon-worshippers.

  • 5thDrawer

    In Mali, they are now fasting for days as they try to walk through the dessert to refugee camps in Niger. And they aren’t even Boku Haram. Must be very good moon-worshippers.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    RAMADAN KARIM TO ALL MUSLIMS!!!!

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    RAMADAN KARIM TO ALL MUSLIMS!!!!