In just a week, the holy month of fasting commences for Muslims all around the world. Ramadaan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide. During this month, Muslims observe fast during daylight hours. Muslim fasting is a total abstention from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from dawn to dusk for 29 or 30 days.
Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of prayers, recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity. Therefore, the purpose of the fasting is to develop God-consciousness, self-control, and improvement of health by reducing or eliminating impurities from the body, and to become aware of the plight of the poor, hungry and the sick.