Ramadan Rules: An Exception for Revolutions?

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Last night, during the holy month of Ramadan, Libyan rebel forces flooded into the capital of Tripoli, battling with Col. Moammar Gadhafi loyalists and capturing two of Gadhafi's sons. Civilians were celebrating in the streets over what may be the end of Gadhafi's 42 years in power of Libya. Fighting during the holy month is considered particularly offensive. Are there exceptions for revolutions such as this one?

Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, former Pakistan ambassador to the U.K., and author of "Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam," talks about the importance of the mosque to the popular uprising.