Friday 24th April 2020
Ramadan starts today and is an important festival for Muslims; it is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. During the next month, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives.
Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. People will make a special effort to connect with their communities, reach out to people who need help and carry out a lot of charity work.
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