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Tagged With: puasa

Puasa Enam

Ramadhan is finally over so you amble towards your officemate’s desk and ask her out to lunch. She looks up at you and apologises, “Sorry, I puasa lah.” (I’m sorry, but I’m fasting.) What gives?! Ramadhan’s over. So why is she still fasting? It’s something that the Malays call puasa enam, i.e. fasting for six … Continue reading »

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Ramadhan In Malaysia

Ramadhan starts in Malaysia and the rest of the Muslim world today. ‘Ramadhan’ is actually the name of the month when all Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health fast from dawn to dusk. Since Muslims follow a lunar-based calendar called ‘Hijrah’ calendar, Ramadhan can fall on any month of the Gregorian … Continue reading »

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