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FACT #2: THE WAY A MUSLIM FASTS…

When a Muslim fasts, they do not eat, drink, smoke, or have intimate relations. In Islam, Muslims only fast during daylight hours – from dawn until dusk. The Ramadhan fast is a festive occasion of gratitude and thanksgiving to God. Observance of the fast is commonly seen as a way of receiving pardon for past sins; it creates empathy with the plight of the hungry, and it teaches self-control and endurance of deprivation.

DO YOU KNOW?

Fasting is not unique to Islam. Followers of other faiths, such as Christianity and Judaism, have been fasting too, although the way and time of fast may differ from the Muslims.

(Source: 35 Fun Facts About Ramadhan & Fasting, Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore, 2015)

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