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Ramadan comes in the ninth month of Islamic calendar and Muslims worldwide observe this month as fasting month and use it to re-evaluate their life as per Islamic guidance. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad received the first revelations in the lunar month of Ramadan so it is considered as the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar.

Way of excecution and activities Ramadan

During Ramadan Muslims across the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day time. They use this time to purify their soul, focus attention to God, and practice self-sacrifice. They evaluate their lives by making peace with their enemies, strengthen ties with friends and families and avoid all kinds of bad habits. They use this fasting month to clean up the mess in their lives, their thoughts and feelings. During Ramadan month Muslims are expected to strictly follow the teachings of Islam because it is the time for spiritual reflection and increased devotion to worship. The fasting starts at dawn and ends at sunset and the purpose of this is to cleanse the soul and free it from harmful impurities by practicing self discipline, sacrifice, self control and helping those who are less fortunate. It is compulsory for all Muslims who are healthy, sane and have no disabilities to observe fasting when they reach puberty. Exemptions are given to Muslims who are travelling, pregnant, illness and breast feeding. Observing fast during Ramadan period has lots of health benefits like increased brain function, alertness, and stress reduction, reduction in cholesterol, blood glucose, blood sugar and arterial pressure. It also controls diabetes, blood pressure and detoxification process in the body.

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  • Fasting is done in all religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism but the method of fasting varies from religion to religion.

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