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Ramadan is a time when most Muslims test their faith in Allah, and test their self constraint

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Ramadan

Ramadan is a time when most Muslims test their faith in Allah, and test their self constraint and look to the word of the Qur'an. Ramadan is the ninth month of the year. The date of Ramadan changes each year because the Islamic calendar runs on the lunar calendar, Ramadan comes 11 days earlier each year according to the western calendar.

Muslims are only allowed to eat; smoke and have sexual relations when the sun has set. It is said that the way to tell whether you can break your fast or not, is by getting two pieces of string, one white and the other black and if you can not tell the difference, then you can break your fast. Some people are exempt from Ramadan; as the ill, pregnant and elderly citizens should not take the risk as it is not safe. Young children under 8 normally do not fast either.

Throughout Ramadan, Muslims do not worship (because the worship of the prophet Muhammad would be unacceptable because you can only worship one god, that is Allah) but celebrate the Prophet Muhammad ("peace be upon him" is the normal phrase

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