2. What Happens During Ramadan?

During Ramadan, Muslims fast in the daytime hours. Fasting is a fundamental act, allowing Muslims to devote themselves entirely to their faith. In doing so, this act also brings them closer to Allah or God. Observing fast doesn't mean that they can't eat at all. That would be impossible and unhealthy. Instead, Muslims eat before dawn (suhoor) and after the sun goes down (Adhan). As well as fasting, Ramadan is also a time for reflection. Many people take up new practices or hobbies in a similar way to New Years Resolutions. Some Muslims better the way they treat people or themselves whereas others take a more spiritual journey.

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