Muslims can pray in India's Taj Mahal during Ramadan
Muslims can perform pray in the Taj Mahal during holy month Ramadan in response to the Supreme Court orders.
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Muslims can perform pray in the Taj Mahal during holy month Ramadan in response to the Supreme Court orders, a report said.
"As Taj Mahal is a magnificent monument, people believe that by offering prayers in this monument all their wishes will come true. This drives the people to come and pray here. They come in huge numbers to offer namaaz here," Syed Munavvar Ali, a resident was quoted as saying.
Special arrangements have been made during the night, Gaea Times said.
Ali said that special arrangements had been made in response to the Supreme Court orders at the time of offering namaz. According to orders the "Taj Mahal will be open only for Muslims and no one else."
Ramadan, the holiest period for the Islamic faith, is the ninth month according to Muslim calendar, during which Muslims will fast.
They fast during daytime, starting at dawn until dusk. Muslims realize the one-month period as an opportunity for inward-looking, purification of the soul and the body, enhancing social relations and promoting assistance to the poor.
Every physically and mentally able adult Muslim is obliged to perform the absolute dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food and drink, and sex.
Exempted from fasting are persons suffering from serious illnesses, women in their menstrual period, the elderly and children below 13, and travellers at least 40 miles away from home.
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