Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith
August 14 : 08 days to Ramadan*
Did you know that health experts estimate food consumption actually increases 50 percent during the month of Ramadan?
Did you know that according to a government-run survey in Tunisia, 59 percent of women and 35 percent of men gained weight during Ramadan, despite fasting for some 14 hours a day.
Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan.* Please join us!
*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/22. Elsewhere depends where you live.