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031 - Ramadan

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1. Ramadan is the _____ month of the Islamic calendar.
A first
B second
C ninth
D twelfth

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Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months and Ramadan is the ninth month and considered the holiest month.
Correct Answer: C
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2. Ramadan falls in the same season every year.
A True
B False

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As the Islamic lunar calendar year is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year and contains no intercalation (insertion of a leap day, week or month into some calendar years to make the calendar follow the seasons), Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons.
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3. What does Ramadan mean in arabic?
A holy
B nine
C peace
D scorcher

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In ancient arabic calendar, the month of Ramadan fell in the heat of summer when days were extremely hot and hence it got its name.
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4. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the:
A Two Pillars of Islam
B Three Pillars of Islam
C Four Pillars of Islam
D Five Pillars of Islam

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The Five Pillars of Islam are the five duties performed by followers of Islam which are 1) profession of faith, 2) prayers, 3) fasting, 4) giving of alms, specifically during Ramadan and 5) pilgrimage to Mecca.
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5. When is fasting done in the holy month of Ramadan?
A On the first day of the holy month.
B From dawn to dusk every alternate day till the end of the month.
C From dawn to dusk everyday till sighting of the next new moon.
D On the last day of the holy month.

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Fasting is observed from dawn to dusk everyday in the holy month of Ramadan. The daily fast is broken at dusk with a light meal called 'Iftar' and the end of 29 or 30 days of fasting is marked by the sighting of the new moon and celebrated as the festival of Breaking the Fast called 'Eid ul-Firtr'.
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