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Ramadan 2017

 
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Ramadan 2017
by Hilma Wright - Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:09 AM
 

Ramadan, begins on Friday 26th May 2017 and will continue for 29/30 days until Sunday 24th June.


Eid marks the end of the daily fasting through the month of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslims must abstain from food, drink, smokingand marital relationships, also avoiding all immoral and sinful behaviour between dawn and sunset.


Each day begins with a very early meal, suhoor (dawn) and the fast is broken at sunset with a meal known as iftaar (sunset). The day of Eid signals the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next Islamic month.


Ramadan is one of the five fundamental pillars of Islam. During this month the majority of Muslims observe an absolute fast from dawn to sunset without any food or drink. Fasting during Ramadan can impact on patients with a history of various medical conditions. People with chronic medical conditions, women who are pregnant or breast-feeding are exempt. However, many still insist on fasting during Ramadan. The Qur’an states that fasting during these conditions should be avoided.