Muslim students fasting during Ramadan

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Muslim students fasting during Ramadan

Ramadan 2019

Ramadan 2019

Eman Edenler

Ramadan 2019

Eman Edenler

Eman Edenler

Ramadan 2019

Ayun Fatima, J1 reporter

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Have you ever noticed a Muslim friend skipping their lunch or not drinking water through out the day? It is probably because they are  fasting. Muslims follow a lunar calendar, also called hijri calendar. There are 12 lunar months and 354-355 days in one year. Ramadan is the 9th month of the lunar calendar. Muslims fast during the day time and open their fast after the sunset. It is prohibited to eat or drink while fasting in Ramadan.

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An example of the timings of prayers, Sahoor and Iftar during Ramadan.

This year Ramadan started on May 5th and will end on June 4th, which falls in school days. There are Muslim students in the Freedom High School, who are fasting during this month. It gets really hard to fast during a school day because of all the academic responsibilities and not enough sleep. These students stay up late praying Taraweeh1 and wake up early to do Sahoor2. Even though this month brings a lot of challenges, it is the most awaited month in Muslims. This month brings blessings and a chance to get close to the religion and Allah3. Fasting during the month of Ramadan teaches tolerance and it is a great way to feed the spirit.

1. Additional prayers performed by Muslims at night after the Isha prayer.

2. The meal Muslims eat before fasting, before dawn.

3.  Arabic word for God.

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