Haiku from Islam


Ramazan timeline: sunset, break fast, evening prayer, evening meal, religious discourses/quran study/meditatiion, night prayer, tawareeh prayer, witr [a kind of compline]

iftar : refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, a date is the first thing to be consumed when the fast is broken. Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that it was practiced by Muhammad. (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftar

taraweeh : Tarawih prayers are prayed in pairs of two and can be prayed in at least 20 raka‘āt according to two schools (Hanafis, Shafi'i) of Sunni Islam. Some believe that 8, 12 or 20 can be read. Malikis say that it is 36. Due to varying numbers, the number of prayers performed is broad in scope. This prayer is performed only during Ramadan of the Islamic calendar after Salāt of Isha'a. Muslims believe it is customary to attempt a khatm "complete recitation" of the Qur'an in Ramadan by reciting at least one juz' per night in tarawih. Tarawih prayers are considered optional, not mandatory. (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraweeh

witr : an Islamic prayer (salah) that is performed at night after isha'a (night-time prayer) and before fajr (dawn prayer). There are a few distinguishing factors of the witr prayer that sets it apart from the fard (mandatory) and sunnah (recommended) prayers. Witr has an odd number of rakat prayed in pairs, with the final raka'ah prayed separately. Therefore, as little as one rakat can be prayed, and eleven at most. This differs from the usual trend of two and four rakat of the fard and sunnah prayers. (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witr

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