ramadan for non muslims

If you are not muslim this is an easier way to under

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan is a month long observance. It honors the revelation of the Holy Word to Muhammad.

During this month, Muslims fast (or don’t eat or drink) for the entire time the Sun is up. At sundown, they have a special meal called the iftar. They then go out and visit family and friends.

It is common during Ramadan for Muslims to pray many times during the day or the night. Prayers are said at least five times a day, and Ramadan prayers (calledTaraweeh) are usually much longer than ordinary prayers.

On the 27th day of the month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the Al-Qadr, or Night of Power. This is the night on which Allah delivered the Quran to Muhammad. And, the Quran says, it is on this night that Allah determines the course of the world for the next year.

After an entire month, Ramadan ends with the feast of Eid-Ul-Fitr. Friends and families get together for large meals and togetherness. Some cities have large celebrations.

In all, Ramadan is usually a quiet time, spent mostly in prayer and inner thoughts. Nightly meals are usually quiet gatherings. The focus is on faith.

crochet prayer carpet bag /tote

Hooks: H for Bag and E/F for Straps

Yarn: 672- 680 yds (15.5 oz.)  yarn worsted weight

Gauge: 20 sc = 4 in and 19 rows sc = 4 in.

Size: 15″ x 13″ x 3″

Bag

CH 42

Rnd 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook; 1 sc in next 39 ch; work 5 sc in last ch; turn corner; working in opposite side of ch, 1 sc in next 39 sts; 4 sc in same ch as first sc of this rnd; slip st into first sc to join.   88 sc around  Do NOT turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, work 1 sc in next 40 sc; in last sc of row; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next st;  work [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next sc (2nd corner); 1 sc in next 41 sc, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next sc (last stitch in row); 1 sc in next st; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next sc (last corner), slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  84 sc and 4 [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] groups.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; sc in next 3 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 3 sc; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  92 sc and 4 [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] groups.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; sc in next 5 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch 2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 5 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  100 sc and 4 [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] groups.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; sc in next 7 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 7 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.  108 sc and 4 [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] groups.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, work 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner; [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 9 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); work 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 space; 1 sc in next 9 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.   116 sc and 4 [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] groups.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 11 sc;   [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner); 1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 11 sc; [1 sc 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 5 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join.   124 sc and 4 [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] groups

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc 1 in the same sc as slip st, 1 sc across to ch-2 sp; work corner [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc]; sc in next 13 sc;  [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp (2nd corner);  1 sc across to ch-2 sp, [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in ch-2 sp; 1 sc in next 13 sc; [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 6 sc, slip st into first sc of rnd to join, sl st to fasten off.   132 sc and 4 [1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc] groups

Rnd 9:  Sl st in any ch-2 corner, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2 corner (this will give you the additional st needed for the pattern round.),  dc in each sc around making 3 dc in each ch-2 corner, sl st to join.   148 dc

Rnd 10:  Sc in same st as sl st and in each dc around, sl st to join.

Rnd 11: Dc in next sc and in each sc around, sl st to join.

Rnd 12:  Sc in same st as sl st and in each dc around, sl st to join.

Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sc, * skip next 2 scs, 5 dc in next sc [5 dc group], skip next 2 scs, dc in next 2 sc [2-dc group], repeat from * across, ending with 5 dc group, skip last 2 sc and sl st into top of beginning ch.

Rnd 14: Ch 3, 5 dc in sp between first 2 dc, dc in sp between second and third dc of next 5-dc group and in next sp (between third and fourth dc); repeat from * across, sl st to join.

Rnds 15- 37: Repeat Rnds 13 and 14.  Note: The top edge will be kind of wavy so round 38 will use sc and hdc to even out the top.

Rnd 38: Ch 1, * 2 hdc in each dc of 2-dc group, hdc in first stich of 5-dc group, sc in next 3 st of 5-dc group, hdc in last st of 5-dc group.; repeat from * across (adjusting hdc or sc as you see need).  Sl st to join.

Rnd 39:  Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st. to join.

Rnd 40: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st. to join.

Rnds 41-42: Repeat Rnds 39 and 40, sl st to fasten off at end of round 42.  

 

Straps (make 2) Hook size E or F.

Ch 8 leaving a long tail to attach to bag

Row 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of remaining 6 sc., turn.

Rows 2 – 126, ch 1 sc in each of 7 st.  Do not fasten off, sc in each stitch around outsides of strap, making [sc, 1 ch, sc] in each corner.    Fasten off leaving long tail to attach to bag.

Position straps 3-1/2″ from outside edge of bag.   Attach using tails.   (I sewed with regular sewing thread first and then used tails to finish).