Have you anytime experienced that your Muslim co-worker given holiday for the prayer or biased with that particular month when they all gave freedom for holiday or to leave early? This particular incidence during my working experience gave me rise to know more about the same holy festival. Though such holidays never given to me.smile.
Lets know what is Ramadan and why its important to know about it.
Prophet Mohammed said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”Muslims believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as “The Night of Power”.
During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline — of deep contemplation of one’s relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran.
But if that makes it sound super serious and boring, it’s really not. It’s a time of celebration and joy, to be spent with loved ones. At the end of Ramadan there is a big three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, or “the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.” It’s kind of like the Muslim version of Christmas, in the sense that it’s a religious holiday where everyone comes together for big meals with family and friends, exchanges presents, and generally has a lovely time.
But yes every Muslim they react themselves nice and polite which they are not. I have seen many people who started working like so truthful in this month who actually they are not. Many says one can not watch Television or movies as its not holiness and what if they watch porn everyday other than this month?. What if doctors let patients waiting just to feel them big man and when Ramadan starts they go to pick up the patients from the waiting room? Is that really worth to pray or do fast?
How many of us experienced the same but this day the worship of god in every religion is changed to commercial purpose and people use religion as a medium which is worst.
I hope writing this is am giving my personal opinion and i have no meaning to hurt anyone religion belief.
Many says that why i should write blog ?
In this gadget world we read everyday on social media about some goodness of alcohol and we get so hype that we convince ourselves to drink few more liquor as people says its good. one should know the real facts and specially in Kenya where 36% students consumes any form of alcohol.
The World Health Organization reported last year that drinking can increase your risk of depression and anxiety, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, suicide, violence, and accidental injury. Alcohol is also linked to cancer of the mouth, nose, larynx, oesophagus, colon, liver, and breast cancer in women
Alcohol & kenya – Link for data and research
In 2012, about 3.3 million net deaths, or 5.9% of all global deaths, were attributable to alcohol consumption. There are significant sex differences in the proportion of global deaths attributable to alcohol, for example, in 2012 7.6% of deaths among males and 4% of deaths among females were attributable to alcohol.
Alcohol relate to social,physical and financial constrain if not consumed wisely. How many of us seen people wasted their life or loosed business or family member because of alcohol. Please read a interesting visuals which provides eye opening facts about Kenya.
According to the World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.25 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010. That is, one person is killed every 25 seconds. Only 28 countries, representing 449 million people (7% of the world’s population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drink–driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). Over a third of road traffic deaths in low- and middle-income countries are among pedestrians and cyclists. However, less than 35% of low- and middle-income countries have policies in place to protect these road users.
74% of road traffic deaths occur in middle-income countries, which account for only 53% of the world’s registered vehicles. In low-income countries it is even worse. Only 1% of the world’s registered cars produce 16% of world’s road traffic deaths. This indicates that these countries bear a disproportionately high burden of road traffic deaths relative to their level of motorization.
There are large disparities in road traffic death rates between regions. The risk of dying as a result of a road traffic injury is highest in the African Region (increasing 26.6 per 100 000 population), and lowest in the European Region (decreasing 9.3 per 100 000).
Half of the world’s road traffic deaths occur among motorcyclists (23%), pedestrians (22%) and cyclists (5%) – i.e. “vulnerable road users” – with 31% of deaths among car occupants and the remaining 19% among unspecified road users.
Adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59% of global road traffic deaths. 77% road deaths are among men.
Top 10 causes of death worldwide
Of the 56.4 million deaths worldwide in 2015, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15 million deaths in 2015. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease claimed 3.2 million lives in 2015, while lung cancer (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.7 million deaths. Diabetes killed 1.6 million people in 2015, up from less than 1 million in 2000. Deaths due to dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2015, making it the 7th leading cause of global deaths in 2015.
Lower respiratory infections remained the most deadly communicable disease, causing 3.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015. The death rate from diarrhoeal diseases almost halved between 2000 and 2015, but still caused 1.4 million deaths in 2015. Similarly, tuberculosis killed fewer people during the same period, but is still among the top 10 causes with a death toll of 1.4 million. HIV/AIDS is no longer among the world’s top 10 causes of death, having killed 1.1 million people in 2015 compared with 1.5 million in 2000.
Road injuries killed 1.3 million people in 2015, about three-quarters (76%) of whom were men and boys