A question or two about RAMADAM

Would I be right in saying the fasting is for a whole month?
might I also ask just how strict is it?

Oops just to squeeze another question in, which to me is the most important one....
how whilst fasting do folk manage to remain healthy?
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All I know is that is is like Lent kind of. And it goes sunup to sundown. Plus exceptions are made for old, young or ill.
Itchy witch,
To answer all your questions ...

Yes, it is for a whole month, a whole moon cycle.

How strict?
Hmmm ...
It's all about abstinence...
From sunrise to sunset

No food intake
No drink
No sex

And..the hardest...no erection/o*gasm!

Also, no injecting any fluids

If one of the above is not respected, the whole month has to be repeated.

Exceptions for ill people, pregnant women and the ones who breastfeed.

In this case, they have to give to the poor.

The above are all facts as I used to have a Moslem friend.

How do they remain healthy?
I haven't got a clue!
Especially during the summer months, they often dehydrate and cannot keep a full time job.
Orzz & Dani thanking both you ladies for the reply wine

Pretty random question for me but I was reading somewhere India have one of the lowest if not lowest head count of cancer, and from what I've read its all thanks to the fasting throughout ramadam. whether that's right or wrong but much of what I've read, is interesting.

Unfortunately what I have not read is how the body remains healthy not starved for energy, vitamins minerals & etc and how also they maintain their weight confused
But, Itchy...
They do eat at night!
And more than they would eat during the day.

Also, they eat more healthy food and must resist temptations

It's all about control!

In India, in the Hindu religion, many do not eat meat.
What happens after sundown during Ramadan?
As soon as the sun goes down, Muslims break their fast with a light meal or snack called iftar before their evening prayer, known as tarawih, which some choose to perform at mosques. They also have the option to pray at home, too.

Following the evening call to prayer, Muslims often gather in each other's homes and share a larger meal throughout the month before heading to bed (this is a continuation of the iftar). After a few hours of sleep, they wake up before sunrise to consume their first meal of the day, called suhoor, before starting all over again.......................................................jenny
During the holy month of Ramadan, which occurs on the ninth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar, all Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk for 30 days. Because Ramadan shifts approximately 11 days earlier each year on the solar-based Gregorian calendar, Muslims experience Ramadan in different seasons throughout the course of the lives.

The act of fasting is meant to remind Muslims of the less fortunate and to reinforce the need to be thankful. As one of the five pillars, or duties, of Islam, fasting during the month of Ramadan is mandatory for all healthy adult Muslims. Children who have not reached puberty, the elderly, those who are physically or mentally incapable of fasting, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and travelers are exempt.

Fasting during Ramadan means abstinence from all food or drink, including water and chewing gum, from dawn to sunset. It is recommended that before sunrise, Muslims eat a prefast meal known as suhur. This meal often resembles breakfast, but in some cultures it may include more dinner-like foods. After sundown, Muslims break their fast with iftar, a meal which usually starts with dates and water or milk, followed by dinner. Muslims are permitted to snack at night between those two meals, and hydration is encouraged, especially when Ramadan falls during summer.

For suhur, iftar and snacks, Muslims can more easily make it to sundown by eating high-fiber meals to sustain satiety over longer periods, fruits and vegetables to maintain electrolyte stores, and plenty of fluids to maintain hydration. Muslims should also limit fried foods and sugary sweets, the latter of which is a common cultural tradition among many ethnicities during the holy month.
I have a few Muslim friends. One being a urologist only does charitable works when Ramadam falls in the extremely warmer months. She is highly aware of damage to a great number of kidneys during Ramadam because of dehydration during the day.

I guess some older folks don't want to drink water late in the evenings to avoid lost sleep due to frequently getting up at night to pee. Speaking from experience, having blocking kidney stones removed sucks big time.
Because a friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer, which for now thankfully is in remission, I've been helping her research diets. I did come across the Ketogenic Diet which was compared to the ramadam fast.

After reading some of the comments here, I see no similarities what so ever but anyways thanks all for the replies ... much appreciated wine
Fasting from food is said to be good for the immune system to certain extent i guess, but as usual religion takes fasting the wrong way;; its about fasting from your worldly worries and clearing your mind from every day stresses, so you can make the best decisions for/in your life...

I'm sure the Muslims cheat and have a sneaky drink and snack throughout the day, their only human to..
Respected CW angel
Ramadan is month of many things includes.
First of all you know about the people who don't have enough food for them and their Children's.
So one have to share and care about them.
Secondly its month of overhauling your body.
Thirdly become patient of from many things.
Like smoking taking drugs and other things for intoxication. One can easily quit.
Fifth in this Holy month Sins are removed and Prosperity includes.
0ne can easily obey the Commandments of Allah (GOD)
Prayers Which is practice in this month are surety to be practiced all over the year. Consistently
So many other things which are also learned in this month.

(OUR CREATOR IS ALLAH (GOD) He knows how to use and Practice daily life. So to obey his Commandments is necessary for our daily life. Revealed to Us by The Profit PBUH)

Stay Happy Healthy and Safe
All of You and Us.

peace bouquet hug
I don't think so. / I have friends at work and relatives who are Muslims.

Before the month of Ramadan They will prepare and purify their hearts.
from morning to evening before sunrise and sunset
He is very strict and the food he eats after sunset is only vegetarian food and not cheat and have a sneaky drink and snack throughout the day as you might think. scold
Itchy girl!

For cancer ....GIVE up ALL sugars and have a healthy diet - no meat!

Sugar is a killer! It feeds cancer!!! scold

I know a few people who have cure their cancer by doing so, over a period of two years
Butcher, it's all about CONTROL and ABSTINENCE!
I agree with that!
Talking from personal experience with Moslem friends
I agree fasting/detoxing is always good once you know what you're doing handshake

Apart from Ramadam what other religious fasts are about?
the only one that comes to mind here is lent? along with no meat on Fridays?
no doubt I'm wrong hole
just as it seems you could be about sneaky cheating Muslims roll eyes
Do you think there is difference between rich and poor Muslims ?
Would a poor Muslims person even bother fasting if they can only afford to eat once a day ? wave
1.Rich and poor Muslims are definitely different.
2.Fasting exceptions
- old people
- People who are chronically ill, diagnosed by a doctor as incurable
- Pregnant women and young mothers who breastfeed their babies
- Persons whose health is not perfect
- Persons who work hard, such as in a mine or other work, at their discretion. and his own faith that will be able to hold it or not

All five types of people have to pay for the poor with quality food.
according to their consumption throughout the month Or you can pay for food instead of day by day by donating to different people.

So then a poor Muslims person can't even bother fasting If they could only afford to eat once a day. wave
Thanks for all that info Timo, so there's more to ramadam then just fasting alone.
Just out of curiosity, when the months over, what becomes of the caring and sharing for the poor?
Do many quit after giving up smoking for a whole month?

Anyways good seeing you again Timo hug wave
I'm aware of that Dani but thank you all the same handshake wine
But not to eat meat.... I don't think so, but buy wisely as in grass fed grass finished.
I have heard that people feed their cancer with their own fighting spirit, concentrating their fighting/negative energy on the cancer feeds it..
Give it no energy with your emotion or fighting words, don't love it or hate it and this is meant to starve the cancer to death...
Thank you for that Butch handshake
I'll be sure to pass it on...
your advice is much appreciated.
If this is about RAMADAN it's my favorite muslim holiday. I love the solemnity and peaceful feeling it have on me. I went to Malaysia last 2016 & 2018 for a month vacation in Saujana Apartment(FB album post). Damansara Damai. I stayed with my relatives who are legal resident. During Eid Fitr 2016.We visited Putra Jaya residence of former Prime Minister Najib. It's an open house party. We lined up. To shake hands to all the government officials of Malaysia. They gave us gifts in kinds & in cash.
Islamic fasting is much more powerful than black magic. Malaysia is my spiritual clinic when I am not feeling well. Their hitam kasturi & shalat( I live near the masjid) removed demonic curses being thrown at me. Unwanted painful headache and a minor skin rashes under my breast. Last visit was ramadan May 24, 2018. Spiritual cleansing and health restoration. heart beating
Respected Honorable
Sweet Dearest CW

(Thanks for all that info Timo, so there's more to ramadam then just fasting alone.
Just out of curiosity, when the months over, what becomes of the caring and sharing for the poor?
Do many quit after giving up smoking for a whole month?
Anyways good seeing you again Timo)

Respected Honorable
Sweet Dear CW.
More is we share food clothes and money in Ramadan. We don't smoke nor eat or drink from Morning Star till evening Star we open our fast.
We Pray we Meditate.

Stay Safe Happy and Blessed.
bouquet peace heart wings
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