Did You Know? Countdown to Ramadan (07/23)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith

July 23 : 09 days to Ramadan*

Did you know that Muslims traditionally break their Ramadan fast with dates?

It is is believed that is how the Prophet Muhammad ended his fast .

Did you know that in addition to abstaining from food and drink, Muslims also refrain from smoking and sexual relations?

This is because the month is seen as a time for spiritual reflection and discipline.

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. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*

*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) the first day of fasting in North America would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.

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