Muslims across the globe today begin fasting in the month of Ramadan.
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Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims of sound mind and good health fast for 29 or 30 days depending on the sighting of the moon.
Fasting is one of the articles of religion in Islam and it was prescribed to prophets by God (Allah) countless millennia ago.
Fasting began with the eating of suhur (dawn meal) before sunset and breaks with iftar (dinner) after sunset.
There is a particular prize for individuals who consume both suhur and iftar.
The importance of fasting in the month of Ramadan is to bring the people of faith more closer to Allah, ask forgiveness of past sins and remain steadfast even after Ramadan.
Every other month is noteworthy in Islam but Ramadan is most venerated since, it is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad by Allah through Angel Gibril.
The fasting Muslim abstains from food and liquids as well as sexual intercourse.
The Muslim who is fasting is advised, among other things, to refrain from backbiting, gossiping, and other bad behaviors that could compromise their fast.
Muslims are urged to feed the underprivileged and impoverished in order to receive greater rewards from Allah.
It must be noted that Allah rewards every act of kindness in equal measure, but the reward of kindness and good consciousness are given in ten folds by Allah in the month of Ramadan.