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Ramadan   Listen
Ramadan  n.  (Written also Ramadhan, Ramadzan, and Rhamadan)  
The ninth Mohammedan month.
The great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month.

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"Ramadan" Quotes from Famous Books

... Rockhill (Ibid. p. 39), "here are divided into two sects, known as 'white-capped Hui-hui,' and 'black-capped Hui-hui.' One of the questions which separate them is the hour at which fast can be broken during the Ramadan. Another point which divides them is that the white-capped burn incense, as do the ordinary Chinese; and the Salar condemn this as Paganish. The usual way by which one finds out to which sect a Mohammedan belongs is by asking him if he burns incense. The black-capped ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... to the landing-stage outside the fort. The night was clear but without a moon, and the middle of the river was dark, while the water under each bank reflected the light of many fires "as on a night of Ramadan," Tamb' Itam said. War-boats drifted silently in the dark lane or, anchored, floated motionless with a loud ripple. That night there was much paddling in a canoe and walking at his master's heels for Tamb' Itam: up and down the street they tramped, where the fires were burning, inland on the ...
— Lord Jim • Joseph Conrad

Words linked to "Ramadan" :   Muhammadan calendar, Islamic calendar month, fast, Muhammadanism, fasting, Moslem calendar, Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Islam, Muslimism, Mohammedanism

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