the orgins of ramadan

== Origins of Ramadan ==
The name “Ramadan” had been the name of the ninth month in [[Arab culture|Arabian culture]] long before the arrival of Islam; the word itself derived from an [[Semitic root|Arabic root]] {{Unicode|rmḍ}}, as in words like “{{Unicode|ramiḍa}}” or “{{Unicode|ar-ramaḍ}}” denoting intense heat,[ Ramadan FAQ] scorched ground and shortness of rations. In the Qu’ran, [[God]] proclaims that “fasting has been written down (as obligatory) upon you, as it was upon those before you”. According to the earliest [[hadith]], this refers to the [[Judaism|Jewish practice]] of fasting on [[Yom Kippur]].[[Sunan al-Tirmidhi]] I.145.{{Cite book | last = Goyṭayn | first = Šelomo D. | title = Studies in Islamic history and institutions | publisher = E. J. Brill | date = 1966 | location = Leiden, NL | pages = 95–96 | doi = | id = | isbn = 9004030069}}



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