25 Intriguing Ramadan Facts You Might Not Know

Have you ever wondered what Ramadan is? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Every year, all over the world, millions of people in the Muslim faith celebrate and participate in Ramadan. It’s a time of reflection, fasting, and spirituality. To celebrate, they follow certain customs and rules for a lunar month. At the very end, they have a big celebration. Even though it happens every year, there are still plenty of people who aren’t aware what it really is. Hence, why you’re probably here. Curious to find out more about it? Here are 25 Intriguing Ramadan Facts You Might Not Know.

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At night, a large and elaborate meal can be eaten at a mosque or with family and friends. Sweets are often quite popular at these meals.

iftarSource: https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/islam/islam/ramadan
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Certain groups are exempt from fasting, including pregnant women, the mentally or physically ill, and children.

pregnantSource: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-Issues/2013/0709/Ramadan-101-Ten-facts-about-the-holy-month-of-Ramadan/Exceptions-to-the-fast

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Those who cannot fast can substitute their fasting by feeding a poor person.

poorSource: https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/islam/islam/ramadan
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Curious to know about how many people celebrate Ramadan? Well, to give you a general idea, as of 2015, there were 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. That number is expected to increase by 3 billion by 2060.

muslimsSource: https://www.cnn.com/2013/06/05/world/ramadan-fast-facts/index.html

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If a Muslim person breaks their fast unintentionally, there is no punishment. However, some infractions require making up for missed days which is called "Qada."

break fastSource: https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/islam/islam/ramadan

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