Ramadan First Moon Sighting Eid Al-Fitr in Detroit, Dearborn, Michigan

Ramadan is the Muslim religious season of abstinence, which is followed by the celebration Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is celebrated in the month of Shawwal in Islamic calendar, which equates to August in the Western calendar most years. In 2014 Ramadan began the end of June and will finish with first moon sighting--July 28, 2014.  Ramadan is a penitential season. If focuses on the Five Pillars of Islam. These pillars include Sha'hadah (declaration of faith), Salah (prayer), Zakat (almsgiving, charity), Saum (fasting from food, drink and sexual relations) and Hajj (pilgrimage). Here's printable guide to understanding Ramadan, for non-Muslims. Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr in Detroit and Dearborn, Mich. - Yahoo News

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