Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Chronicles of Ramadan

 

Finally it is Ramadan – the month of spiritual discipline, by fasting, abstinence and prayer during daylight hours. Ramadan is really important for us, and that’s why it is said that “Ramadan is the sultan of eleven months.”

In the evenings, Muslims gather for a special prayer called Tarawih. Then, at night we have Sahoor – the breakfast before sunrise. Muslims do not eat or drink from sunup to sundown during Ramadan, so their first meal of the day is eaten very early. As long as the sun is in the sky, able-bodied Muslims refrain from food, drink and sexual intercourse. This is meant to be a time of mental, spiritual and physical purification. Fasting ends at sunset with dates and a meal – Iftar.

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