This is an Islamic background theme
page, the design is based on images of Islam during Ramadan. The
crescent moon over Islam, men and women praying, and a Fanoos, combined
with the Quran text background, is a reminder that Islam
revolves around Allah and the teachings in the
you see how a web site title could look with the title graphic.
In the zip file (below) you will find a blank title image of
mosque and crescent moon for you to insert a web page title on.
don't have a graphic program capable of doing that,
e-mail me and I will do it for you as time allows. Below you
find the graphic divider, e-mail button and crescent moon bullet
designed for this page. There is also a navigation set of graphics for the bottom of the page
that you could use if appropriate.
The 4th pillar of
Islam is practiced during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is
derived from an Arabic word for intense heat and scorched ground and
shortness of rations. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic
calendar (Hijri calender), established in the year 638 CE. It is
considered the most venerated, blessed and spiritually-beneficial month
of the Islamic year. Prayers, fasting, charity, and
self-accountability are especially stressed at this time; religious
observances associated with Ramadan are kept throughout the month.
The most prominent
event of this month is the fasting practiced by most observant
Muslims. The fasting during Ramadan has been so predominant in
defining the month that some have been led to believe the name of this
month, Ramadan, is the name of Islamic fasting, when in reality the
Arabic term for fasting is Sawm.
Every day during the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world
break their fast when the fourth prayer of the day, Maghrib (sunset),
is due. They eat before the sun comes up at a certain time and
after a certain time during the night.
During Ramadan, it is
common for Muslims to go to the Masjid (Mosque) and spend several hours
praying and studying the Quran. In addition to the five daily
prayers, during Ramadan Muslims recite a special prayer called the
Taraweeh prayer (Night Prayer). The length of this prayer is
usually 2-3 times as long as the daily prayers. Some Muslims
spend the entire night in prayer.
Fanoos is the Arabic
word for lantern. The Fanoos is similar to an oil lamp, only it
is lighted by a candle instead of oil. It is used mainly during
the holy month of Ramadan and has become a symbol associated with
Ramadan. One version of how the tradition started is that in the
era of Mamluks rule over the Near East and Egypt, women walked around
with their lanterns to go to relatives to break their fast. The
Fanoos has developed greatly in the past centuries. Fanoos are
traditionally made of tin and colored glass, with a candle inside.
Some modern ones are battery operated, but do not have the same
Font used on
buttons and sample title is called:"Turkish Participants"
save, you may download
the .zip file which includes the Islamic Ramadan graphics,
art, instructions and HTML template. Do not link to the
graphics on this page! Please note that this set is free to
on personal websites only. Those sites that hope to generate
income (business site) there is a one time requested minimum $10
donation payable through
Pay Pal (mail donations to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whether it is a commercial or
site, a text link to this site MUST appear on all pages you
use these designs on. Below is a suggested format:
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