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Ramadan started in US on 19th of June this time around. The start of Ramadan - which is rather notorious for its variance as it depends on moon sightings - this time surprisingly was on the same day for entire North America and most other countries across the globe. This year’s Ramadan fasting falls during the summer months where the fasting starts at around 3.30 AM and ends at about 8.30 PM. That’s a whopping 17 hours without a drop of water or food. Despite this the Muslim community here in Central Jersey welcomes Ramadan with much enthusiasm and excitement. One particular aspect of Ramadan is that it transforms the quiet and often lazy late evenings into lively ones full of energy and life. This is because of late night prayers called Taraweeh which are performed after the last pr...

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