Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Ramadan

Okay, maybe one of my Muslim readers could help teach me the proper greeting for this month (Blessed Ramadan? Peace be upon you?), but we are in the midst of the month of Ramadan. Muslims fast during the days of this month, remembering the initial revelation of the Qur'an to Mohammed. 1wave posted this mosque at the start of the month, and says it is the start of an upcoming diorama. So watch his account for the fuller creation to come. This is also a good place to note that GodBricks got a great review on PhiloSufi, a blog by two Canadian Muslims. Thanks to Deborah for the great review and also for pointing it out to me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for posting this mosque. I look forward to seeing the creator's complete diorama.

    As for the greeting...Muslims speak so many languages (and the majority probably do not speak Arabic) that I couldn't tell you what to say in most of them, but I can tell you two Arabic greetings that will be widely understood. "Ramadan Mubarak" means "Blessed Ramadan" and "Ramadan Kareem" means you wish the person a month full of the blessings and rewards that are possible in Ramadan. And thank you for wanting to know.

    -Deborah (from Philosufi -- can't seem to get signed in with the e-mail associated with that blog)