Fasting

Description Of Pillar

Every Year, for 1 month, Muslims fast (no water or food) from dawn-sundown. They do so for their spiritual growth.
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Why do muslims practice

  • To keep the tradition
  • the Qur'an tells them to do so
  • For the purification of their heart and mind
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When is it performed and how often?

It is performed from June 18th to July 19th, but the date on the Gregorian calendar changes every year.

Other Interesting Facts.

  • Start of Ramadan is determined by the moon
  • Pregnant women, women who are breast-feeding, and physically/mentally ill are excluded.
  • People dont start fasting till the hit puberty.
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Make a Connection.

  • In Christianity, Ramadan is like Lint, where you give up something for 40 days.