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10 Facts about Ramadan

10 Facts About Ramadan

· Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and it is the month when Muslins fast.

· Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Faith and a duty for Muslims.

· In 2019 Ramadan begins on the 5th May and ends on 4th June. The date changes each year and is determined by the moon.

· Ramadan is observed by Muslims to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammed.

· Fasting takes place each day between sunrise and sunset. There is a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and a post sunset meal called iftar. Fasting means no food, drink, smoking or sex during daylight hours.

· Fasting helps Muslims to grow closer to God and encourages them to give (Zakat) to those who are always hungry and live in poverty.

· The Night of Power is the most holy night of Ramadan. It commemorates the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammed.

· Muslims are encouraged to read and recite the Qur'an and pray in the evenings during Ramadan.

· Children, people who are sick and pregnant women do not have to keep the fast.

· The Feast of Eid al Fitr marks the end of the fast when Muslims celebrate their self discipline .

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