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Ramadan TV Shows

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TV stations in Muslims countries broadcast new shows during Ramadan. Viewers can watch some dramas, comedies, and quiz shows that are only on TV during Ramadan. On one quiz show from Muslim Bahrain, the host visits neighborhoods, businesses, and mosques to ask questions of the public.

Note: Bahrain is more than 80 percent Muslim Christians who share their faith and Muslims who leave Islam to become Christians are persecuted by their friends and family.

To Do: Pray that Muslims who watch more TV during Ramadan will find Christian programs that will lead them to Jesus.


Beards for Ramadan

Man in Turban

Many Muslim men consider it a good thing to grow a beard. However, some radical Muslims think a man cannot even be a good Muslim without a beard. A group of radical Muslims urged Egyptian men to grow beards before Ramadan this year. Their goal was for a million men to have beards by August.

Others in Egypt do not want radical Muslims to gain more power in the country. They fear radicals would demand that everyone follow their strict rules. Christians who live in places ruled by strict Muslim law, called Shariah law, are often treated unfairly.

Pray for Egypt to choose wise people to lead their government.


Ramadan in the Quran

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A muslim girl pointing out sura in the Quran

The Muslim holy book, the Quran, is divided into 114 chapters, or “suras.” Each chapter is divided into verses. Chapter 2, Verse 185 tells Muslims to fast during Ramadan, by the command of Allah, who Muslims worship.

“He desireth not hardship for you,” the verse also says. “Allah desireth for you ease.”

Chapter 97 tells about the “Night of Power,” one of the last nights of Ramadan. Verse 3 says the night is “better than a thousand months.” Muslims believe that prayer requests are answered on the Night of Power. Some Muslims read the entire Quran, and are open to dreams, visions, and revelations during the night.

To Do: Pray that Jesus will reveal himself to Muslims who seek the truth on the Night of Power.


Police Spoil Sunday Picnic

During a previous Ramadan, a group of Moroccan Muslims used Facebook to plan a Sunday afternoon picnic. As they arrived at the picnic spot, dozens of police stopped them. “It was 100 police officers against 10 sandwiches,” said one Moroccan. Police must have read about the group’s plans on the Internet.

The picnickers were breaking a law that says Muslims can’t eat in a public place in the daytime during Ramadan. They did not like the law; they wanted more freedom.

Sources include: GlobalPost

To Do: Pray that the Muslim picnickers will come to know Jesus, who will set them free indeed. (See John 8:36.)


Ramadan at a Muslim School

Question for the director of a Muslim school in the United States: How do the students at your school celebrate Ramadan?

Answer: The school cannot close during Ramadan because of state regulations. We have a shortened school day, because there is no lunch. Students fast if they are in fifth grade or older. They have a big social life and religious life during this time. Often they are very tired at school. They participate in long evening prayers. Each night for 30 days, almost two hours every night, they recite the Quran, they get up early to eat, and they stay up late.

To Do: Pray for Muslims in America during Ramadan. Pray that they will know Christians whose lives will encourage them to open their hearts to Jesus.