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Archive for August, 2009

Letter of the week in Holyrood Magazine

When Plato in his Republic established justice as one of the cardinal virtues, he did so in the knowledge that striving to match a person’s actions with their due desserts was pivotal in promoting social stability and the ideal of fairness. The human desire to be shown mercy is just as primal, and it is this desire that is the main mover in our showing mercy to others.

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Muslims around the world eagerly await the coming of every Ramadan, the annual season of reflection, repentance and renewal. The month of fasting begins with the sighting of the new moon, this year around 20th August, and ends with the arrival of ‘Eid al-Fitr: a day of celebration and thanksgiving for the blessings of the past 29 or 30 days.

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