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Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Most Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Economically, the use of electricity and the purchase of food and medicine may increase during Ramadan in Muslim-majority areas, due to the physical hardships of adjusting one's schedule from eating during the day to eating at night.
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The final member of the gang, Matthew Keith Ramadam, 29, was yesterday sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail at Cardiff Crown Court.
Own goals Vale were caught on the break when Ramadam Peart came out on top in a one-on-one with the Vale keeper.
Three of my colleagues are Muslim and the meeting fell in Ramadam, which meant they were at prayer sessions.
Among them are Rowan Williams, Tariq Ramadam, Richard Dawkins, Julia Neuberger, Azzam Tamimi, and Karen Armstrong.
For example, Islamic countries sometimes have different dates for Eid ul Fitr, the end of Ramadam, because this is determined by lunar observation within each country rather than using standardised ecclesiastical tables.
She said: "It was Ramadam all last month, but I hardly went to the mosque because it wasn't safe to travel.
But if influential leaders come together in calling on supporters to stop shedding Muslim blood, and it's done during Ramadam and in Makkah [birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad], it could have an impact".
The celebration marked Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and also the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadam. Visitors were invited to donate to the Asian Earthquake Appeal.
Three years after the Liberation, bread rationing was even more stringent than under the Vichy regime and when Ramadier lowered this to just 200 grams a day on August 27th, 1947--a move which earned him the sobriquet Ramadam Ramadier--there was rioting in Verdun and Le Mans.
Several non-Jewish writers also make their appearance here, including the late Edward Said, Abdelaleem-El Abyad, and Tariq Ramadam.
He said: 'Ramadam started last week and I have to go all day without eating but I won't do it on match days.