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Bliss Beyond Compare - A Taste of Paradise

The sighting of the moon in the ninth lunar month of the calendar, is a big event in the worldwide Muslim community.  It means that the Heavens have opened for those who fast, and the devils are chained up in the Hell until the end of the month.  As Muslims, we refrain from eating, drinking, intimate relations, abusive language and behavior, and backbiting during this Blessed Month. The month of Ramadan is the month that God (Allah in Arabic) bestowed upon humankind the miracle of the Qur'an.  It is truly a miracle because no matter what period of time a person lives in, every word of the Holy Text applies.  The Qur'an is our map to life. One of the pillars of our faith is fasting during this month.  Just as a marathon runner trains all year for the big race, Muslims train all their lives for the Eternal Bliss of the Hereafter.  Through refraining from all of our bodily wants and needs during this month, we are focusing on what our souls need.  Our souls are with us just