fasting for muslims

anyways I’d pay cash money to see sana in the kitchen while her mom is cooking, and sana is eating bc she’s on her period and can’t fast, but then her brother/father/the balloon squad walks in and she welds her mouth shut and hides the food as fast as possible… that’s the True ramadan experience… if that doesn’t happen at some point I’m calling the cops….

Ramadan Mubarak! The holy month of Ramadan is upon us once again! For those of you who don’t know, Ramadan is the month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims who are willing and physically able to, fast from sunrise to sunset. That means no food, and yes, no water. At sunset every night, families and friends gather around to break their fasts on a meal and this is called “iftar.” Ramadan is my favorite month because it reminds me of the blessings that God has gifted me with that can sometimes be taken for granted. I also love it because it just brings everyone so much closer. It gives me more motivation to go to my local mosque every night, give more charity, and strengthen my bond with God! I’m going to try and post as much as I can this Ramadan to answer as many questions as you all have about it and to just kind of document what it’s like to participate in Ramadan! ☺️

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.
—  Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 32, Hadith 231