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This essay will be discussing Ramadan and what Muslims have to do during Ramadan.

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Question 1 This essay will be discussing Ramadan and what Muslims have to do during Ramadan. It will also be explaining when Muslims get up during Ramadan, what they have to do and when the fast starts. Also how the fast can be broken and how Eid-Ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the month, after a month of fasting. Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The five pillars are: In Islam there are 5 pillars which are: * Shahadah: This Pillar is to believe and say the words. "There is no god except Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah". * Salah: This Pillar is praying five times a day. There are set prayers which Muslims should say, and all Muslims should face Mecca in Arabia when praying, and should pray on a prayer mat. People should wash before they pray. There are fixed movements, which include kneeling with the forehead placed on the ground in front. This expresses the servant status of the human being in relation to Allah. * Zakah: Each year, Muslims are supposed to give a fixed proportion of their savings for events such as helping the poor. ...read more.

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Question 2 This essay will be describing the reasons why a Muslim fasts and in which way they believe that Allah can help them and help their minds, spiritually and their body image, physically. It will also be describing how Muslims have to cope with fasting in Non- Muslim countries and throughout their normal general routine. In Islam there are 5 pillars which are: * Shahadah: This Pillar is to believe and say the words. "There is no god except Allah; Muhammad is the messenger of Allah". * Salah: This Pillar is praying five times a day. There are set prayers which Muslims should say, and all Muslims should face Mecca in Arabia when praying, and should pray on a prayer mat. People should wash before they pray. There are fixed movements, which include kneeling with the forehead placed on the ground in front. This expresses the servant status of the human being in relation to Allah. * Zakah: Each year, Muslims are supposed to give a fixed proportion of their savings for events such as helping the poor. In this way, they believe that their wealth is "made pure" * Sawm: Refraining from food and drink during the month of Ramadan during daylight hours. * Hajj: This is making a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life, if it can be afforded. ...read more.

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Question 3 This essay will be discussing that fasting has both advantages & disadvantages and how it can help Muslims, yet also make it difficult. There are a number of advantages; * Fasting is proven to give the digestive system a break and it is like a detox (which people do to lose weight) except healthier * Fasting makes it easy to overcome bad habits and addictions. Many people have overcome tobacco and alcohol addictions by fasting, and even drug addictions. * Fasting rapidly dissipates the craving for nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and other drugs. * Recorded since the beginning of time, fasting is a practice that has many benefits for the body. Not only does it give the body a chance to heal itself, it also cleans all the toxins and poisons from the body. The health benefits of fasting can leave you feeling more energized and more physically fit that ever before. However there are also a few disadvantages. If a Muslim is living in a western country, it could be difficult to fast and there would be many different religions apart from Islam and most people might not understand why Muslims fast. Personally, in my opinion, I agree that fasting is a good thing because millions of people fast for religious reasons or health reasons. If done with wisdom by healthy people, it is beneficial both physically and spiritually. ...read more.

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