Ramadan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ramadan (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
    • n Ramadan the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ramadan The great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month.
    • Ramadan The ninth Mohammedan month.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Ramadan The ninth month of the Mohammedan year, and the period of the annual thirty days' fast or Mohammedan Lent, rigidly observed daily from dawn until sunset, when all restrictions are removed. The lunar reckoning of the Mohammedan calendar brings its recurrence about eleven days earlier each year, so that it passes through all the seasons successively in a cycle of about thirty-three years: but it is supposed that when it was named it was regularly one of the hot months, through lunisolar reckoning. The close of the fast is followed by the three days' feast called the Lesser Bairam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ramadan ram-a-dan′ the ninth month of the Mohammedan year, throughout which the faithful are required to fast from dawn to sunset—prop. Ramazan′.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. ramaḍān, or ramazān, properly, the hot month
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar.,—ramed, to be hot.

Usage

In literature:

I wonder, thought I, if this can possibly be a part of his Ramadan; do they fast on their hams that way in his native island.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
Every year, at Ramadan, a large sum was distributed in alms among poor women without distinction of sect.
"Ali Pacha" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Every year, at Ramadan, a large sum was distributed in alms among poor women without distinction of sect.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
It will be the Feast of Ramadan soon, and so she goes to say her prayers.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume IV (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
He never prays, he never washes, he does not keep Ramadan, and yet he is a saint.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
The only excitement was the end of the Ramadan fast and the entrance on the Bairam month of feasting.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
Especially during Ramadan they are encouraged to play at mosque, and the lamps are lit up every evening.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The weather was hot, and our people suffering from thirst, as Ramadan had that day commenced.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
The Islamic fast of Ramadan is said to produce irritability and lead to quarrels.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
This takes place during the month of Ramadan, and the fast is very strictly observed.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
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In poetry:

The world its Ramadan will end,
The lover's Id,
The feast of love, O call him, friend!
For love is Id.
"Song of the Restless Stream" by Habba Khatoon

In news:

Reading through the Quran is encouraged for all Muslims during the month of Ramadan, which ended this weekend (Aug 19, 2012).
Natural Delights Medjool Dates Gears Up for Ramadan .
Lebanese Taverna offers Ramadan special.
Indonesia's Ramadan porn block blitz.
The end of Ramadan is marked by a holiday and feast called Eid ul-Fitr.
Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan .
Murfreesboro mosque delays continue into Ramadan .
Do you celebrate Ramadan .
Ramadan at the American Muslim Community Centers.
Ramadan time to focus on religion.
Area Muslims observe end of Ramadan .
Muslims from Morocco to Afghanistan are steeling themselves for the toughest Ramadan in more than three decades.
COLUMBIA — On Friday, Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, a festival that breaks the month-long Ramadan fast.
So, What Exactly Do You Do During Ramadan .
This file image, taken October 13, 2007, shows Egyptians praying in Cairo's streets during the holy month of Ramadan .
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In science:

Convex modelling has shown its adequacy to lead to reliable solutions [Chinneck and Ramadan 2000; Elishakoff 1995]; indeed, the field is known as reliable computation.
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
Two are the robust counterpart (RC) methodology [Ben-Tal and Nemirovski 1999] and interval linear programming (ILP) [Chinneck and Ramadan 2000].
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
Ramadan and Hahn (1989) calculated DR for the B-like ions of C, O, Ar and Fe.
Atomic Data for X-ray Astrophysics
In November 1872 [Ramadan 1289H], the stars proliferated from the beginning of the night until dawn.
New additional material of meteor showers during 9th -19th centuries in the Islamic history
On 14 or 15 October 1874 [4 or 5 Ramadan 1291H], an occurrence of planetoids with great and troubling chaos where some of them were coming from the east, others coming from the west while others from other directions.
New additional material of meteor showers during 9th -19th centuries in the Islamic history
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