SOME of you may
have seen the Muslims in your locality praying together in a maidan on a particular
day. This would be on a Muslim festival day, called Ramzan-ld.
Muslims are followers of the religion preached by the Prophet
Ramzan is the name of one of the twelve months of the
Muslim year. It comes in October-November.
Ramzan is a holy month for Muslims. They fast during the
day throughout that month. They do not even drink water. Pious, men among them spend the
day time during the month in prayer andreading the Koran. They have their meal only
Some of the Muslims spend thetwenty-first and twenty-second
days of this month in mourning. It is in memory of Ali, the Prophet's son-in-law, who died
inthe cause of their religion.
Author - Dharamsey M. Khatau