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August 24, 2010
What is wrong with an honorable retirement? To the editor: Don Munson is running for office again. He now says that he has "never, ever even considered" retirement, but a review of the Herald-Mail archives reveals that almost two decades ago he said that he wanted "another 20 years. " Everyone out this way, me included, loves Don. He has been a great legislator for over 35 years. Don has knocked on countless doors. He has helped thousands of constituents. He has never forgotten that he represented Washington County.
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by ELINA MIR | October 17, 2006
Eid al-Fitr is the celebration at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of seeking forgiveness for sins. On Eid, we hope God has accepted our fasting. In my family, on the day before Eid we have Chand Raat - the Night of the Moon - an Indian and Pakistani tradition. Women have parties where there are dances and food. We usually put henna on our hands and dance until our feet hurt. We skip school for one day. I start out Eid by dressing in very nice clothes and eating a little something sweet.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | October 26, 2003
Two years ago, after I interviewed Maryland Correctional Training Center chaplain Ismael Ibraheen, I asked him if he'd like to go out to lunch. He couldn't, he said, because he was fasting for Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan begins tomorrow and for observant Muslims it's a time of sacrifice and spiritual renewal, according to Syed Qasim Burmi, imam of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland, which has a mosque on Day Road in Hagerstown. Burmi, originally from Burma, or Myanmar, as it is now known, has been in Hagerstown for three years.
NEWS
November 16, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. - Fourteen students from Saint John's Catholic Prep recently traveled on an EF Educational Tour to Spain, and had the opportunity to use their foreign language skills and hone new ones. Their itinerary included Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Segovia, Granada, Toledo and Costa del Sol. An additional day was spent in Morocco in Northern Africa. Highlights included tours of the Mosque in Cordoba, which dates back almost 1,300 years to the Moorish occupation of Spain; La Alhambra, a Moorish palace; El Escorial, the palace of Ferdinand and Isabella; a camel ride in Morocco; the Roman aqueduct in Segovia; tapas in Madrid; seeing the Rock of Gibraltar - the Pillars of Hercules - rising from the Mediterranean Sea; and the ferry ride through the Strait of Gibraltar.
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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | February 13, 2005
wandaw@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - For the past three weeks, a coalition of interfaith representatives from area churches and a local mosque have united to assist in the relocation of a large group of refugee families to Hagerstown. "They're the first Meskhetian Turks to be resettled in Maryland," said Richard Kline, director of the Virginia Council of Churches refugee resettlement program. Council representatives Akok Deng and Vasily Seredich, also former refugees, spoke with representatives at one of several meetings held recently at Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown.
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By AIMAN SIDDIQUI / Pulse Correspondent | October 9, 2007
I have looked forward to this Saturday, Oct. 13, for weeks. After a month of fasting I am eager to enjoy the day of Eid al-Fitr - one of the two religious celebrations ordained for Muslims. Eid is given by God to Muslims as a reward for the successful completion of Ramadan. Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During Ramadan, prayers, daytime fasting, charity and self-accountability are emphasized. On Eid, I jump out of bed around 7 or 8 in the morning, anxious to spend the day in celebration.
NEWS
September 8, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A proposed Islamic community center near ground zero will include separate prayer spaces for Muslims, Christians, Jews and people of other faiths, the imam behind plans for the facility wrote in an op-ed piece published online Tuesday. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wrote in The New York Times that the attention surrounding the plans for the $100 million community center just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks "reflects the degree to which people care about the very American values under debate: recognition of the rights of others, tolerance and freedom of worship.
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by Stanley Niamatali | October 14, 2006
Last Monday, I was in TJ Max with my 3-year-old son when I decided to get some marzipan. As I walked with him to the car, I opened the package and offered him one of the colorful confections and was ready to try one, two or three when I realized I was fasting. This is the month of Ramadan - the month where Muslims fast between dawn and sunrise. As I drove home, I realized it is simple to live life without having to abstain from food and drink. However, I felt a great satisfaction in my hunger because I was fasting not only for Allah, the Giver of Life and Master of the Day of Judgment, but for myself.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 8, 2000
MAUGANSVILLE - More than 300 Muslim men, women and children assembled at the Maugansville Ruritan Center Saturday morning to celebrate the end of Ramadan, their month-long holy observance. The event is growing every year as more Muslims move into the area, said Dr. Abdul Waheed, a native of Pakistan who is now a Hagerstown physician. The service, in Muslim tradition, separates the men from the women. It was done in the Ruritan community center by stringing bed sheets on a rope across the room.
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