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Observing Ramadan

For local Muslims, the monthlong period of fasting and emphasis on discipline is a time of spiritual recharging

Muslims joining a recent communal meal to break the Ramadan fast at the Islamic Center in Quincy include (from left) Majid Khatkhatay, Mohammad Azim, and Adil Khan. Muslims joining a recent communal meal to break the Ramadan fast at the Islamic Center in Quincy include (from left) Majid Khatkhatay, Mohammad Azim, and Adil Khan. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
By Robert Knox
Globe Correspondent / September 5, 2010

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Muslims observing the month of Ramadan give up eating and drinking during daylight hours every day for 30 days. And when Ramadan falls in the long days of summer, many give up half their sleep as well. (Full article: 1349 words)

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