What is Ramadan?

What is Ramadan? Why do people celebrate it, and what do they do? Watch some young people explaining all about it. 

Instructions

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Transcript

What is Ramadan?

Safeer: You have to fast from dawn to sunset, and you feel like how the poor people feel and you have a strong connection with Allah, God, and you have to read the holy Quran.

Shamsa: It’s very hard. And you can’t … you have to survive as well, without food.

Ehtesham: I enjoy taking part in Ramadan, of course, because it’s a really spiritual time. You feel very close to God.

How else do people celebrate?

Shamsa: My mum and dad can fast, and I can’t. I raise money for lots of charities.

Sabeeka: You have to pay particular attention to your prayers, and so make sure you don’t start fighting with people.

What about school?

Hasher: I just won’t fast during my exams because in Islam, children aren’t allowed to fast. I am allowed to do a few, but just when I can. When I’m able to.

Sabeeka: For one whole day fasting I think you need to be 12 or 13. I’ve had a small fast. You start at dawn, at the same time as adults, but you end at a time round about midday.

Shakeeba: I’ve never done it and I’m going to have to do it my first time.

What is Eid?

Safeer: Right at the end we have Eid. We have a celebration and we can talk and play with our family and friends.   

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Discussion

Do you fast for Ramadan? 

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Comments

Submitted by eoerenozkann on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:09

Yeah i actually do Fast in ramadan because of im muslim

Submitted by UtkuKublay35 on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 09:49

Ramadan has an important place for Muslims. We fast in Ramadan and break our fast at iftar. I think fasting is beneficial for health .

Submitted by TR790 on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:46

Yeah. This is the month of Ramadan. Eid Mubarak to every muslim in the world

Submitted by Ayciceknazli on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:15

Yes, I'm fasting.Because I am a Muslim and I must fast. And we are in Ramadan right now. Ramadan is a blessed month.I love Ramadan very much.

Submitted by maryoma on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 08:50

Yeah, I actually do fast in Ramadan...And now that Ramadan is next week I'm super excited for it..
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