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INFO: Ramadan in Changsha





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Ramadan 2020 in Changsha: 

When is it, what is it and how do Muslims observe it? 

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Mosques in Changsha

***NOTE:  as far as we are aware, no official mass gatherings are still permitted due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak and ongoing global situation***

The Baishaling Mosque is the Islamic church in Changsha. The temple was first built in Tang Dynasty(618-907) and was rebuilt and removed for many times. Now the temple covers an area of 1,500 square meters. The temple is a three-floor building. Its architectural design is Arabic architectural style with conical roof, and white outer walls. The first floor is the activity hall for Hui people to hold religious activities. Gust house and office room are set up in the second floor. The third floor is the prayer hall. The Muslim festivals will be celebrated in the temple. It is the headquarter of Islamic Association in Hunan province.

Address:115 Sanxing Street, West District, Changsha (115)


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What is Ramadan?

A time of spiritual reflection, Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and commemorates when the Quran was first shown to the Prophet Mohamed. Ramadan is part of the Five Pillars of Islam and sees every Muslim who has reached puberty abstain from food and drink.


What happens during Ramadan?

Throughout the month, fasting is undertaken by all practising Muslims, during the hours after sunrise until sunset. During this time, Muslims take the opportunity to increase the number of good deeds that they do, while also avoiding anything that may displease Allah.


Although fasting does take place during Ramadan, practitioners are allowed to eat during night time hours. Some specific groups are also exempted from fasting, such as diabetics and pregnant women.


Charity is especially important to Muslims during this month, in order to maximise the reward when they die. The "Night of Power" is an evening that takes plase during the month and is considered by Muslims to be the holiest month of the year. Praying on this night is said to be "better than one thousand months", of proper worship and it is common for people to spend the entire evenign praying.


When does Ramadan begin?

Due to the fact that different astronomical calculations can occur at different points around the world, this has resulted in Ramadan beginning at different times in the past.


The end of the fast is marked by the festival of Eid or Eid al-Fitr, a single day when Muslims are not permitted to fast.


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