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Ramadan in China

Qur’anic Recitations, Taraweeh, Sweets and More

With the approach of Ramadan, Local Imams in China begin informing people about the teachings of the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah especially those teachings related to fasting and its morals. During Ramadan, it is remarkable to see Chinese Muslims sticking to the tenets of Islam and its rituals.

Chinese Muslims are accustomed to pray Taraweeh 20 Rakh?as (prayer units). Muslims gather together and say after every two Rakh?as: "O! You who changes hearts and eyesight, O! You who creates day and night, strengthen our Faith along the path of truth."

In China, Many religious activities such as reciting the Qur’an before Taraweeh and celebrating Laylatul Qadr (the night of Qadr) are held during Ramadan. In addition, tea, candy and dates are known to be among the distinguishing features of this blessed month.

As soon as the month of Ramadan draws to a close and ?Eid approaches, it is no wonder to see Muslims enjoying happiness and exchanging heart-to-heart congratulations.

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