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What it's like to fast during Ramadan

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Ramadan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one's prayers. Many Muslims dress more conservatively during Ramadan and spend more time at the mosque than at any other time of the year.


Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayer, charity, and performing the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.


HOW DO MUSLIMS FAST?


Observant Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan, with a single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette considered enough to invalidate the fast.https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/MAGAZINE-when-is-ramadan-2019-what-is-ramadan-saudi-turkey-jerusalem-1.5372863
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Ramadan is a time for Muslims to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on praying. Fasting during Ramadan is just one of the five pillars of Islam.
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Have you tried fasting? What it is like?
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Don't knock it until you try it. I was in Morocco during Ramadan and I observed the fast. What I couldn't manage was time in the heat without water, and Ramadan means no drinking (even water), no sex and no cigarettes, and a host of other requirements. It's far more than just food. I was glad to fast so as not to further tempt anyone around me, and to participate as much as I could manage in what is partly a cultural tradition. Fasting makes you appreciate simple things and understand what it might be like for someone less fortunate.
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Don't knock it until you try it. I was in Morocco during Ramadan and I observed the fast. What I couldn't manage was time in the heat without water, and Ramadan means no drinking (even water), no sex and no cigarettes, and a host of other requirements. It's far more than just food. I was glad to fast so as not to further tempt anyone around me, and to participate as much as I could manage in what is partly a cultural tradition. Fasting makes you appreciate simple things and understand what it might be like for someone less fortunate.
Very well said. May Allah bless you with shahada. smiling face with smiling eyes
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Women are not required to fast. It's optional.
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Women are not required to fast. It's optional.
Women are required to fast. It’s only when they’re either pregnant, nursing a baby and on their monthly cycles is when they can’t fast. But these missed fasts have to be made up later on.
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Women are not required to fast. It's optional.
No, they are required to fast if the woman is of 18 years and above. I agree with Halifa; those are the only reasons when it is okay for them not to fast and yeah they need to be made up lol!
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Your make believe god must be really thrilled. Wake up and live your one and only life.
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Your make believe god must be really thrilled. Wake up and live your one and only life.
Islam mandates that you should fight the patriarchy and inequality, especially for women. Whether people do it is up to them. It also mandates that people take care of the planet and others, especially those in hardship.
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Islam mandates that you should fight the patriarchy and inequality, especially for women. Whether people do it is up to them. It also mandates that people take care of the planet and others, especially those in hardship.
Too bad many didn’t get the memo.
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