Sheikh Raad al-Khafaji had invited me to break the Ramadan fast in the headquarters of his recruiting operation.
Colorful banners commemorating Ramadan have already been strung up.
Ramadan has begun, and he is no doubt fasting 14 hours from sunrise to sunset.
“He was an official in the Justice Ministry, a Salafist called Hassan Issa,” Ramadan said.
On this first Friday of Ramadan, an estimated 75,000 souls participated in the afternoon prayer in the Old City.
Had it not been Ramadan we should have treated you better, be your intentions good or bad.
He ordained for the Mohammedans the two feasts, Ramadan and that of the Sacrifice.
It was the time of Ramadan, when no Mahommedan eats food or touches liquid from the rising to the going down of the sun.
It commences on the close of the Ramadan—or the month's fast of the Mohammedans.
The Islamic fast of Ramadan is said to produce irritability and lead to quarrels.
ninth month of the Muslim year, 1590s, from Arabic Ramadan (Turkish and Persian ramazan), originally "the hot month," from ramida "be burnt, scorched" (cf. Mishnaic Hebrew remetz "hot ashes, embers"). In the Islamic lunar calendar, it passes through all seasons in a cycle of about 33 years, but evidently originally it was a summer month.