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Tomorrow starts the holy month of Ramadan remember charity, compassion, good will and peace for all! 🌙

So starting on June 6th millions of Muslims around the world will be in observance of the holy month of Ramadan.

Now what is Ramadan and how do you celebrate? Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago. Each day for the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset to focus on spirituality, good deeds and charity.

Each day you wake up before the sun comes up to eat breakfast and pray and then you consume no food or liquid until sunset the same day. You traditionally brake your fast by praying and eating a date.

What if you can’t fast? There are exceptions to fasting for children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people traveling. If you can’t fast there are other ways to celebrate like giving to charity, through prayer and spirituality and doing things for those who can fast like cooking.

What if you can fast but miss a few days? Lets say you can fast and are doing it for most of the month but for a few days you have to stop because you got sick, your menstruating, traveling, or just unable to for some reason you can do make up days. After Ramadan is over if you missed any of the days of fasting you can then make them up however many days you missed by fasting then.

How do you celebrate when Ramadan is over? Well when Ramadan ends the day after the last day of fasting is the holiday Eid. Now Eid is celebrated twice a year once at the end of Ramadan and another time later in the year. Eid is the celebrating of the end of fasting it is when many Muslims have parties and bake sweet treats. Small gifts are given to the kids and everyone has a big feast.

Think of Ramadan as the Islamic version of Lent for Christians.

Having fasted in the past I know how tiring fasting can be especially in the hot summer so if you see someone fasting be nice to them.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/world-muslims-mark-beginning-ramadan-160605181916237.html

All Right I Hope This Helped Someone To Understand this Holiday Better…Till Next Time Ramadan Kareem.

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