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  • Email de l'employeur pour Ramadhan

    Chaque jour on recoit des nouvelles adressées a tous les employés et ce matin il y'avait ce message concernant Ramadhan , un beau message d'ouverture d'esprit..malgré quelques petites erreurs
    ..A méditer

    A number of staff in the Public Service are observing Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. Those who are fasting wake up before the dawn prayer to have a morning meal. The fast is traditionally broken with dates, followed by evening prayers and dinner. Ramadan rituals include the recitation of special night prayers. At mosques, about one-thirtieth of the Qur’an is recited during each night prayer; by the end of Ramadan, the entire Qur’an has been recited.

    The meaning of Ramadan:

    Ramadan commemorates the period during which the Prophet Mohammed received divine revelations. A religious fast is held between the hours of sunrise and sunset during the entire month. Ramadan is a special month of the year for over one billion Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control. There are as many meanings of Ramadan as there are Muslims.

    The third "pillar" or religious obligation of Islam (submission in English), fasting has many special benefits. Among these, the most important is that it is a means of learning self-control. Ramadan is also a time of intensive worship, reading of the Qur'an, giving charity, purifying one's behaviour, and doing good deeds. Fasting is also beneficial to the health and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.

    The last ten days of Ramadan are a time of special spiritual power as everyone tries to come closer to God through devotions and good deeds. The night on which the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet, known as the Night of Power (Lailat ul-Qadr), is generally taken to be the 27th night of the month. The Qur'an states that this night is better than a thousand months. Therefore many Muslims spend the entire night in prayer.

    During the month, Muslims try to read as much of the Qur'an as they can. Some spend part of their day listening to the recitation of the Qur'an in a mosque, or meet for Quranic studies or for congregation prayers. Some spend the last ten days of Ramadan in a mosque devoting the whole ten days for worshipping God.

    Who fasts in Ramadan:

    Fasting in Ramadan is obligatory for those who can do it. All healthy, mature Muslims fast. The exceptions are: those too old or sick; travelers on long journeys; pregnant, menstruating or nursing women; and young children. Those who are only temporarily unable to fast make it up later.

    Fasting is recognized for its health as well as spiritual and psychological benefits. Ramadan is also a special time in the year to experience compassion for the needy, control materialistic desires and donate more wealth, time and provisions to those less fortunate. Because the Islamic lunar calendar is about eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, the timing of Ramadan changes from year to year.

    This year, Ramadan begins on August 22, 2009 and will continue for 30 days ending on September 19th, marking the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, one of the two major Islamic celebrations (the other Eid celebration takes place after the “Hajj” pilgrimage to Mecca). On Eid day, there is a special congregational prayer as a thanksgiving for one's blessings and the ability to complete Ramadan. At Eid, people dress in fine clothes, decorate their homes, give treats to children, and visit friends and family.

    To those who are celebrating Ramadan, we wish you a Happy Ramadan...Eid Mubarak!

    To supervisors and colleagues :

    Try to be aware of the religious observance among your unit. To help employees who are fasting, try to schedule meetings early in the day instead of late in the afternoon. Remember little accommodation usually translates into big differences.