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The History of Ramadan

In order to remember the basic belief that it is God and not just the materialistic things of the world that supports life and the founding of the Koran, a Muslim will observe a fasting, chastity [no sex] and prayerful reflection of God and life during the month of Ramadan and ending it in a celebration, Eid, symbolize the period of happiness when Muslims all over the world commemorate the festivities with the praise of Allah and public prayers after which they go home to feast with family and friends.

When the sun sets, a follower is allowed to eat in moderation.

So serious is this observation of fasting that it is written that one may never break the fast without permission of Allah. If one were to miss a day of the fast, it can never be made up for all eternity. The faster is allowed to eat and drink and have sexual intercourse from sundown until the break of dawn. When dawn breaks and there is food in the mouth, it should be spit out and one should cease from ejaculation.

The obligation of fasting is mandatory on a person who has fulfilled these requirements: He or she must be a Muslim, sane, must have reached puberty, must be healthy, and not in a state of travel; and for women, they must be in a state of purity (clean from menstruation and post childbirth bleeding). If a person fulfills the above prerequisites, fasting becomes valid and mandatory.

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