What is Ramadan?

For Muslims, Ramadan is the ninth month in the Lunar Calendar. For the people who are healthy and fit to fast, must not eat or drink from dawn to dusk. This includes impudent acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as praying, reading the Quran and charity called ‘’fitre’’ are also encouraged during the holy month.

Muslims also believe the Quran was brought to the earth in Ramadan.

During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat before dawn. This is called suhoor, and they break their fast with a meal referred to as iftar.

Why do Muslims fast?

The main idea of fasting is to bring Allah's worshipers closer to himself with steady remembrance, reflection and sacrifice. In this one month, people who are fasting must not eat, drink, pray, extended evening prayers, focus on their actions and consider their what they desire and the meaning of life.

Fasting is one of the requirements in Islam, a reset your body and soul. Muslims are expected to show self-control and a closer feeling to Allah.

It's also a month of gratitude. By restricting yourself from food and water during the day, the faithful are reminded of those who are less fortunate. Each night during Ramadan, the governments set up tents and tables to serve free evening meals for the poor.

To prepare for the fast, Muslims wake for a pre-dawn meal called "suhoor." Often the small and consist of water and tea to reduce the risk of dehydration. In many cities in the Muslim world, volunteers wake the faithful for suhoor by marching through the streets with the noises of an instrument named "Zurna" and the beating of a drum.

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