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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 celebration marked Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and also the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadam.
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.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said last night: "We can confirm that Mr Moss has been released on clemency during the Ramadam amnesty.
Since the Taliban seizure of Kabul in September 1996 women have not only been physically restricted to their homes and seen the closure of womens' hammams (public baths), but were also banned from the streets for certain periods during the Ramadam festival.
The television programmes are interrupted to allow time for prayer, and the opening times of cafes and restaurants during the period of Ramadam are legally restricted.
We have great police in Newcastle, and every Ramadam there's always increased patrols around the West End.
Monday was the fourth day of Ramadam and those in attendance had not had anything to eat since 2.
His uncle, Said Rehman, said his nephew had had seizures before, the last time during Ramadam, but had always recovered.
Mohammad Said Ramadam al-Bouti called upon the Syrians who were involved in the events to repent and make their jihad consistent with religion.