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Women's organisation in Jaipur demands holy month of Ramadan to be declared dry month
The Government of Rajasthan has been urged to declare the holy month of Ramadan as a dry month. The Women India Movement organisation has demanded the sale and consumption of alcohol should be banned during the month of Ramadan.

According to the State president of the organization, the holy month is meant for prayers and abstinence from drinking, hence it should be officially declared as a dry month. The blessed month of Ramadan commences on sighting of new moon to mark the revelation the Holy Qur'an meant to guide the followers to discern right and wrong; good from evil; and pure from impure.

Fasting, self-restraint and praying for self-purification are obligatory for all Muslims during Ramadan. This is viewed as one of the five pillars of Islam. The basic tenet underlying the observance is "Allah is with those who restrain themselves." During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are called upon to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic principles and guidance to lead an ethical life.

Here, is my ABC verse to describe Ramadan:

A: Abstinence from food, drink, and other physical needs as a complete fast during the daylight hours

B: Beaconing attention on the Almighty through prayers and self-sacrifice

C: Commitment to good thoughts, words and actions along with re-focusing one's self on the worship of God

D: Developing an attitude of self-restraint and not falling prey to evil forces

E: Evolving by cleansing the body, feelings and soul from impurities



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