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Ramadan and fasting

Ramadan starts on August 11, 2010, it is the ninth month of the Muslim year 1431 AH (After Hijri). Ramadan is the holiest month of the year and is the month during which the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, it is observed with great ceremony. Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk every day of this month, but there are exemptions.

Under-age children, the infirm elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling or are menstruating women, may make up afterwards.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan are not merely the acts of going hungry and thirsty; hunger helps to develop an empathy with the person who may be hungry because s-he has no choice. While Muslims must abstain from eating and drinking between dawn and Dusk, it does not give them permission to binge either before or after fasting in order to better survive the ordeals of the day. Islam insists that everything be done in moderation thus; one may eat only until there is still some room in the stomach. Continue reading

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