August 1st, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Explain it to me: Ramadan

No food? No drinking? No sex? It's the Muslim month of Ramadan. CNN Religion Editor Dan Gilgoff explains.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Islam • Muslim • Ramadan

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  1. David Goldblum

    Why is CNN trying to teach Americans about muslim holidays? Muslims are the enemies of America and most Americans really do not care to have muslim teachings rammed down their throats by mainstream media. Wouldn't it be better to teach Americans about Jewish holidays?

    September 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
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    Many muslims loose their loved ones in sectarian violence during the month of Ramadan, Ramdan is nothing but a month of mourning.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
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  5. dyah

    Let your religion be yours, and let my religion be mine. Period.

    July 24, 2012 at 3:51 am |
  6. AlienShark

    it is amazing to me that people will learn about someone else's way of life just so they can spew hatred whilst hiding in their living room.

    July 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
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  8. Real Hyder

    Why you people miss leading people? We Muslims can Eat, Drink, Meet wife after sunset to the Suhur (some time befoer the sunrise) in the holy month of Ramdhaan. of 30 days.

    You Christians have Ramdhan of 40 days. It is your duty to follow your religion by your creator.

    August 19, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  9. why cnn

    Why dont u right an article on "Christianity". Why are u people so afraid of something that you know nothing about.

    August 11, 2011 at 7:00 am |
    • Lycidas

      Maybe they will "left" an article. You know..instead of "right" one.

      August 11, 2011 at 7:04 am |
  10. steve

    Why arent there any women shown here? Doesnt sound like an accepting or rational "religion" to me.

    August 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • truthseeker

      WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?? They showed a picture of a woman praying on the FIRST scene!!!!!

      July 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  11. eva knight

    I have been married to a muslim man for 7 years and I have seen his brothers and him, lie durning ramadan, smoke, drink have tattoos, have affairs while married with married women abandon wives and children and all during ramadan. I see it as a phony for sure religion with no real substance to live by

    August 6, 2011 at 2:30 am |
    • muslima

      just because you know some muslims who dont follow their religion correctly it doesnt make the religion as a whole "phony" ,"with no real substance" it makes those few individuals you know phony.... islam as a religion is beautiful and in reality has plenty of substance....i encourage you to not give in to false stereotypes and actually learn about it a little you wont regret it

      August 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
    • erinn

      Oppose to all the Christian Hypocrits out there or are you purposely blinding yourself from that? If you cant find one, just walk into the church down the street from you.

      July 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • ibra

      honestly according to your information your both pagans coz in the first place a muslim person can't marry from another faith outside islam and our religion rules any person who practice islam can marry any human being on earth so far is a muslim disregard of race, color, geography the only condition is you must be a muslim. an arab can marry a chinese provided they are both muslims, a jew can marry a hindu provided they are both muslims, a persian can marry a white person provided they are both muslims and lastly knight in your case you are not both muslims that is it and let me say in case where you were both muslims and you were behaving as you claimed then that can be part of the weaknesses the muslim ummah have today but it can't represent islam totally that is it yah pray for you coz ALLAH is the most merciful and the most forgiver. let ALLAH shines the darkness your in U & your husband./

      August 17, 2012 at 4:02 am |
  12. eva knight


    August 6, 2011 at 2:28 am |
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