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Monday, 20 December 2010

Interfaith respect

Muslims round the country fasted on Thursday in a show of solidarity with Jewish tradition.  Inspired by the example of the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh) who would fast this day and the one preceding it, it is reported that he declared this an optional day of fasting out of sincere respect and closeness to the Prophet Moses.  This special day commemorates the liberation of the people of Moses from the oppression of Pharoah as described in the Qur'an, Torah and Bible.  Jews annually fast for 25 hours on Yom Kippur as part of these commemorations.

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