Ramadan Month: A Beautiful Combination of Prayers, Fasting and Family Time

The month of Ramadan, besides fulfilling a religious function, has a sanitary (purify the body), mental (strengthen the will) and moral (to make understand what they suffer the people deprived of food) and serves to strengthen the family and social ties.

Thus, after the five sentences, the follower of the Islamic faith postpones everything that is not absolutely necessary to spend as many family as possible in the family. "Mothers are struggling to make the best of their gastronomic repertoire, children talk to parents at sunrise and parents tell stories about their ancestors," Tatary explains.

In addition to the beginning, Ramadan has two other important dates: The Night of the Decree (Lailat el Qadr) and Aid el Fitr, which is the day on which the fast ends.

The night of the decree Lailat ul Qadr recalls the night on which the Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Koran, the holy book of Muslims. During this celebration, which takes place during the last ten days of the month, Muslims pray and read the Koran from dawn to dusk.

On the other hand, Eid ul Fitr, the feast of the end of the Fast, has two peak moments: the prayer of breaking the fast and the delivery of alms in species, usually food, to needy people (Zakat al Fitr).

On that day, Muslims also give gifts to the children, dress them in new clothes and with it they go to the mosque for the first morning prayer. Upon leaving the prayer, the whole family goes to the cemetery to remember their deceased relatives and in the afternoon visit their relatives and friends.