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Posted  Sunday, June 29   2014 at  01:00
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Ramadhan, the greatest religious observance in Islam, is an annual month of fasting and has started. Worldwide, it is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar that all the faithful fast.

The exact dates of Islamic holidays cannot be determined in advance, due to the nature of the Islamic lunar calendar. Estimates are based on expected visibility of the waxing crescent moon following a new moon which varies according to location.
Some of the obligations our brethren in this faith have include, abstaining from food and drink during the day, praying as one family and ensuring everyone participates if they praying from home.

In this edition, do not miss out a story of the leader of Shia Muslims in Uganda who tasked himself with the duty to steer development in Busoga through building education centres. Together with fellow brethren, they have managed to build 62 mosques among other insightful projects. Remember, the Shia are a minority sect compared to the Sunni who make up 85 per cent of the Muslim community in Uganda.

Given that recreation centres have mushroomed in the city but at a price, some parents cannot afford to take their children every weekend. We bring you ways you can create a play area for the children in your backyard at home.

And of course our wedding pages have an interesting story of Chris Amooti who proposed to his wife Violet on phone. Things we do for and in love!
Also, what the World Cup means to some couples on our relationships page. To the Muslims, Ramadan Kareem and the rest of you, enjoy life. Drop us a line on the addresses below.
Cheers to life!

Justine
jjrukundo@ug.nationmedia.com