Practical Tips to Safely Fast During Ramadan

Stay energized and healthy with these expert fasting tips.

The holy month of Ramadan is a special month of the year for Muslims around the world. This is a time when Muslims connect more deeply with their religion, reflect on themselves, and give back to their community.

There are different kinds of Muslims and different traditions within the religion. When it comes to Ramadan, fasting is a ritual shared by nearly all.

Fasting during Ramadan involves not eating food or drinking water between sunrise and sunset for the entire month.

Ramadan provides the reward of self-growth and the opportunity to

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Tharid (lamb stew) recipe for Ramadan

Although I am not a practicing Muslim, I have read those portions of Islam’s holy book, the Koran, concerning the consumption of food and drink, all in service of my ongoing interest in the nexus of religion and food. I also have read the same in the sacred texts of other religions, notably Christianity and Judaism.

In the Koran, my favorite passages about food are about what Allah states about food quantity and its quality. Of the former, “Eat and drink, but not to excess.” And of the latter, “O you who believe, eat the good things that we have

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