The month of sacrifice and forgiveness starts today.  

Ramadan is a much revered and blessed month for Muslims all over the world, it is one of the five pillars of Islam which we regard very highly. We fast for 30 days, this can vary each year, depending on the lunar calendar. Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon and falls 10/11 days earlier each year. This year Ramadan will be starting in the summer again, and due to the long hot days, this will bring its challenges and pleasures. I remember when I was younger my mum lifted her hands up to pray to ask God Allah to make it an easy month of fasting for all the Muslims around the world as this is a testing time of self-control, mind over body.  

Ramadan is also about obedience and worshiping God which lifts me spiritually and makes me feel calm.  

I have lots of fond memories of delicious foods that would be prepared in Ramadan and the distinct taste and smell of the Rooh Afza drink, which is commonly drunk as it is refreshing to quench thirst. Of the typical foods cooked in Ramadan, I remember having pakoras, kebabs, and samosas as snacks followed by a meal later in the evening. As a child I always looked forward to fasting, however, I wasn’t quite able to fast all of them and may have fasted half a day to introduce myself to fasting. It is a time of togetherness with family and uniting as a community all around the world to celebrate this blessed month. It is also a time to think about others who are less fortunate than me who may be going without food and clean water all year round. Ramadan is also about obedience and worshiping God which lifts me spiritually and makes me feel calmer and relaxed both mentally and physically. Another physical benefit can be seen when you stand to pray as some of the actions are similar to that of yoga, which improves your physical health. 

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