From 9 July, many practicing Muslims will be observing the holy month of Ramadan for some 30 days. They will focus on good works, spirituality and community.
Depending on the new moon, Ramadan will be from 9 July to 8 August
From dawn to sunset, this year’s UK fasts will be some 18 hours long
No Food Or Water
Food, water and sexual relations only after dark
Fit and able
Children, pregnant women, the old, sick and travelers do not fast
Muslims focus on prayer and reading the Qur’an, as the holy book was revealed during this month.
Giving to good causes and generosity to neighbors are encouraged
Fasting ends as sunset with dates and a meal
The festival of Eid marks the end of Ramadan