Ramadan holy days begin today



By Gregory Koteles
Acorn Staff Writer

An eighth of the world’s population won’t eat today.
Not because of famine or poverty, but because of faith.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims.
According to Tajuddin B. Shu‘aib, author of "The Essentials of Ramadan, the Fasting Month," Ramadan is derived from the Arabic root word ramida or ar-ramad, which denotes intense sc...

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