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The Non-Muslims Guide to RamadanIt's that time of the year again. Starting on Aug 11, 1.5 billion humans on earth will start fasting in the daytime for a whole lunar month.The Non-Muslims Guide to Ramadan by aspirin111
What is fasting?
Fasting is where you refrain from eating and drinking anything for a period of time. In Islam, that period of time is between the starting of dawn and sunset.
Why do Muslims fast?
It was decreed by Allah through the Qur'an:
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183)
Taqwa does not have a direct english translation, but it means all of these things at the same time: Piety, self-restraint and Consciousness-of-God
Muslims not only refrain from eating and drinking, they also refrain from smoking, sexual intercourse, thinking bad things , swearing, and getting into arg
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