This year, Ramadan falls on Tuesday, July, 9.

For a month, Muslims in Canada and around the world will take part in a fasting ritual that will last for 30 days and end on Wednesday, August, 7.

Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, the religious holiday was created as a Holy Month after the first Qur’an was shown to the Prophet Muhammad, later known as the Night of Power or Laylat al-Qadr.

During this month of intermittent fasting, Muslims don’t eat, drink, smoke or perform sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk and spend time doing their usual day-to-day duties along with prayer and reading spiritual texts. [Read more…]