For a month during lockdown – from 23rd April to 23rd May – Muslims have been observing the Ramadan fast. It’s an important part of our religion, and though it can be a challenge it’s a positive experience.
Here is some information about it:
What is Ramadan?
It is an Islamic religious annual observance of the holy month of fasting. It is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam – things all good Muslims should do.
How do Muslims celebrate Ramadan?
Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. We do not eat, drink or do anything immoral.
Who does not have to fast?
Those who are too ill, old or young.
If you are fasting, when do you eat?
People who are fasting have a meal before dawn, and another one after sunset.
When is it?
It falls on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. The actual beginning of Ramadan differs each year. It depends on the sighting of the new moon.
Fun Facts about Ramadan:
- After Ramadan is over, Muslims have a three-day celebration called Eid al-Fit
- Ramadan is also called the “month of the Quran”
- Muslims are not allowed to chew gum during Ramadan
We hope all Muslims had a safe Ramadan this year!