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Islam Coursework: Ramadan: In this piece of coursework I am going to describe what happens at Ramadan and what fasting is. I am also going to explain the importance of the special month and the ways in which it affects their lives in terms of what Ramadan teaches them. Finally I am going to give my opinion on whether I think that Ramadan has advantages and disadvantages. I will also show that I have considered others points of view and understood them. a) Describe what happens at the fast of Ramadan. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar year. This month changes every year. It is a special time of the year when all Muslims across the globe have to fast to fulfil one of their five pillars which is known as Sawm. This special month lasts 29/30 days depending on the moon sighting. Fasting is about not eating from sunrise up and till sunset and is obligatory as it is one of the 5 pillars of Islam. It is also about thinking about the poor and needy and what they have to go through each and every day without food. It is about learning to sacrifice your ordinary life in order to fulfil Allah's (saw) ...read more.


In the month of Ramadan you are not allowed to do the following things. The following are either prohibited in Islam or not allowed during the month of Ramadan. You are not allowed to: * Eat or drink * Use bad language * Listen to music * Fight with others * Gossip or backbite * Smoke * Lie or be rude to people * Have sex during daylight hours * Have medication (unless your diabetic) * Show aggression towards others * Chew chewing gum b) Explain the importance of Ramadan to Muslims and ways in which it affects their lives. The month of Ramadan is very important because it was the month when the Islamic holy book was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Jibra'il to be carried forward to the people of the world. The Qur'an was revealed and because the night was so powerful it was called the night of power. This is on the 27th day of Ramadan and people stay up all night reading the Qur'an in order to please Allah (saw). This special month teaches Muslims all around the world to be more humble and caring towards others. It teaches them to act calmly in an aggressive situation and to appreciate everything Allah (saw) ...read more.


journey. * People who are sick and unhealthy do not have to fast; this is because by fasting they would worsen their health causing damage to their body. c) "For Muslims fasting has both advantages and disadvantages". Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. I think fasting has both advantages and disadvantages. I think this because each year Ramadan changes its position moving up 10 days from its previous position the previous year. This can become a problem for many people because when Ramadan runs into the summer the fasts are longer and harder to keep, because it's hot, humid and exhausting. This is a disadvantage for many of the Muslims who are fasting during a time like this. On the other hand it helps increase each individuals faith and determination because they are continuing to obey Allah (saw)'s command even though they are completely exhausted. Another disadvantage of Ramadan may be that if you are pregnant or unwell you are not allowed to fast or are excused because it may be detrimental towards your health or your baby's. However being excused from fasting is seen as an advantage because it gives you time to fully recover from your illness and allows you to keep the fasts you missed after Ramadan has ended. ?? ?? ?? ?? Maryam Aziz Islam Coursework ...read more.

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