Ramadan – the month when Muslims refrain from food, drink and marital relations during daylight hours - is a special time for Britain’s 3 million Muslims. The fasting hours are long – up to 20 hours a day- but the physical and spiritual rewards are worth it.
Ramadan is the month of prayer and the Quran, when Muslims do their best to cultivate will-power, discipline and self-restraint. But it isn’t just about self-sacrifice. It’s about sharing food with your family and friends, it’s about increasing solidarity with your Muslim brothers and sisters at home and abroad, and it’s about showcasing the beauty of Islam to the non-Muslim majority living in the UK.