Ramadan is known to be the holy month of fasting for Muslims.
Ramadan period means that Muslim people must abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.
During Ramadan, there are common practices many Muslims do, here are 5 of them.
1. Sharing dates and fruits
It is a common practice to use dates and fruits to break one’s fast.
During Ramadan, sharing and exchanging fruit baskets is part of fostering a sense of community.
2. Inviting people over to break their fast with you
When people come together to eat Iftaar (Food is eaten when the day’s fast is over) they will also do congregational prayers which also strengthens the community.
3. Giving more charity
People who are unable to fast and people who missed some days have the option of giving to charity.
This is to encourage people to share during this season and beyond.
4. Completing the Quran
Muslims believe that the reward for reading the Quran is multiplied during Ramadan.
So, It is common to see Muslims completing a full recital of the Quran, listening to lectures on the interpretation (tafsir) and memorizing the verses.
5. Celebrating Sallah a day after Ramadan
Eid-el-Fitr commonly known as Sallah is a special day after the last day of Ramadan.
Once the moon is sighted, Muslims stop fasting and celebrate Sallah the next day.