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KEEPING FAITH


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Closer to God

A convert to Islam finds herself a better person as isle Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2014

~~<p>It was during Ramadan last year that Deanna Wathen took the &quot;shahada&quot; vow to become a Muslim, willingly taking on the self-discipline the faith requires and finding peace and maturity in the process.</p>
<p>Muslims are now in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan, which started June 29. In remembrance of when God first revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad, Muslims fast from sunup to sundown, dedicate more time to prayer &mdash; beyond the regular prayers five times a day &mdash; and take part in charity-giving.</p>
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It was during Ramadan last year that Deanna Wathen took the "shahada" vow to become a Muslim, willingly taking on the self-discipline the faith requires and finding peace and maturity in the process.

Muslims are now in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan, which started June 29. In remembrance of when God first revealed the Quran to the prophet Muhammad, Muslims fast from sunup to sundown, dedicate more time to prayer — beyond the regular prayers five times a day — and take part in charity-giving. Login for more...



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