Fasting? Here are 5 tips to get you through Ramadan

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Ramadan is a month of dedication, spirituality and self restraint. Every year Muslims practice this month with a whole new spirit and aspire to get closer to God.

Muslims believe that fasting is not just about not eating or drinking; instead fasting is an act of self restraint and meant to purify the soul, witness the hunger and the thirst that the poor and needy have to face throughout their lives.

Fasting brings back the lost brotherhood between people since during Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to forgive one another and build the bond of love. Eating and drinking is prohibited during this month and there are certain aspects of fasting that should not be ignored in order to keep healthy and steadfast during the day.

Here are 5 tips to get you through Ramadan:

The predawn meal (known as suhur): The suhur is a meal and an energy booster that one should not fail to have. Even though people find it very tiring to wake up as early as 3 am to 4 am and then fulfill their daily duties, this meal is what should keep you awake and fully active for the day. The meal also prevents one from the starvation that he or she would feel without it.


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