Jun 26, 2015

Ramadan Words

Some information about Ramadan.

1. Ramadan is a lunar month in the Islamic Calendar

2. Arabic word for fasting is Sawm or Siyam, comes from the root word ...Sawama, meaning 'to restrain oneself' and 'to be patient'.
(Read Imam Mohamad Jebara article on Fasting and Purification of the Soul, he is on Facebook)

3. Ramzan is the Persian word for Ramadan

2. Roza is the Persian word for fasting. Many people in Guyana and the Sub Continent say "Roja". This is because in some of the Indian dialects, probably Bhojpuri, the "Z" sound doesn't exist.

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