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The Month of Ramadan. http://currencynewshound.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/ramadan-mosque-at-sunset-s600x600.jpg?w=283&h=424                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Many of us who've grown up in Christian or Jewish families have little idea what Ramadan actually is. Medrol online review   After forty plus years on planet earth**, medrol online review I've finally taken the time to actually learn more and better understand this special time of the year for those of the Muslim faith. 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Original source can be found at: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar%2FFatwaE%2FFatwaEAskTheScholar&cid=1119503547596 Excerpted, medrol online review with slight modifications, medrol online review from: www.islam.ca