Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith
July 24 : 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. 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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