25 September, 2006
Fiji Muslims start observe fasting period from today
The 60,000 Muslims in Fiji begin observing Ramadan, the month-long period of fasting, today. The Fiji Muslim League said Ramadan's significance derived primarily from the fact that it was the month when the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Ramadan is rooted in Islamic history as the month for striving against one's self and conquering one's wisdom. The League said fasting taught individuals a sense of responsibility towards God and society. For more information, you can e-mail the Fiji Muslim League on firstname.lastname@example.org.