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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.
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November 4, 2003
Kercheval, schools deserve a break To the editor: A recent letter writer accused the Washigton County Board of Education of wasting money and James Kercheval of not having a clue about what goes on in the Washington County schools. Many of us get heated up about an issue and then fire off a scathing letter to The Herald-Mail and that is fine. It keeps people on their toes. But generally those letters only tell one side of a story and often twist the facts. Most of my Board of Education knowledge comes from The Herald-Mail, so I can't shed any new light on what they are doing.
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November 12, 2003
Preparedness day set at medical center The second annual Citizens' Emergency Preparedness Day on Saturday, Nov. 15, will have something for everyone who wants to learn what to do in a crisis, whether local or global. Held again this year at the Robinwood Medical Center, blue or silver entrances, the event begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m. Last year, approximately 300 people attended the event, according to organizer Verna Brown, Emergency Management Agency coordinator in Washington County.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 16, 2006
It wasn't long after the Newcomers arrived in Athens that they started making their way to Mars Hill, the place in the Bible where Paul preached to the Greeks. Eight hours later, Catherine Reese Newcomer wrote, they were in Cairo amid festive Ramadan ceremonies. They didn't reach their hotel until 11 p.m. That was only the beginning of the Newcomer's tour through the Holy Lands, one of many trips Catherine and her husband Charles Newcomer recounted in the book they co-authored, "Precious Memories (A New Life)
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Imam Sularman has heard it all: Muslims worship Muhammed. Muslims worship the black stone in Mecca. Muslims worship the moon. That's how he can tell people are getting their information about Islam from the wrong sources. A Muslim would have quickly set the record straight: One of the religion's most fundamental principles is submission to the creator and Him alone. But not enough people are asking Muslims. "If I want to know something about Christianity, I'm certainly not going to go to a Jewish person," Sularman said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 27, 2000
Ramadan ends MAUGANSVILLE - More than 250 Muslims from the Four-State area broke fast and prayed at the Maugansville Community Center on Wednesday morning to celebrate the end of Ramadan. continued During the month-long holy observance of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat, drink, smoke or have sex from sunrise to sunset, said Dr. Abdul Waheed, a Hagerstown physician. They celebrate the end of Ramadan with the festival Eid. "What is the meaning of Eid? Eid means the day of recurring happiness," speaker A.K. Hussain told worshippers.
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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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September 9, 2010
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's envoy to the United Nations has confirmed that a female American held for more than a year will be released. Iran had earlier announced that one of the three Americans captured by Iran in July 2009 would be released to mark the holidays at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Bak Sahraei, second counselor of the UN mission confirmed Thursday in an e-mail that Sarah Shourd would be the one set free on Saturday.
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