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What Is Ramadan and How Is It Observed?

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What Is Ramadan and How Is It Observed?

On Sunday June 5, Muslims all around the world will begin the annual month of fasting, self-reflection, and intense prayer, which makes up Ramadan. For 30 days, all healthy Muslims will resist consuming all food and drink from dawn till dusk, pray at least five times a day, refrain from impure behavior, and increase their charitable donations and acts. It is believed that this month of restraint purifies the body and the spirit, bringing you closer to God, as all your attention is redirected away from worldly activities and onto religious ones. Here we explain what Ramadan is, why it is celebrated, and what following the rules of Ramadan really involves.