Ramadan is considered the month of fasting. Before I begin my topic, we have to know what is fasting.
What is fasting:
Fasting is the method of living our day time without any food and without doing any bad things. Fasting time starts after Fajar Azan to Maghrib Azan.
Let me now explain what is suhur.
What is suhur:
Suhur is the breakfast we do before Fajar Azan. It consists of food that we eat before our Roza (fasting) starts.
What is iftar:
Iftar is the food that we eat after Maghrib Azan. Iftar is considered the time for completing our Roza (fasting).
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It consists of 29 or 30 days. After Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the holiday festival which is also known as Eid-ul-fitra. Eid-ul-fitra is a 3-day celebration. In Eid-ul-fitra Muslims first, pray the Eid prayer after the sun rises in the morning time. Then Muslims eat sweets, meet with relatives, give gifts to friends and relatives and help poor people as well.
Ramadan is a holy month in which all Muslims try to pray five times a day. Most mosques become full during prayer times. There is an addition of namaz Taraweeh offered after isha prayers. In Taraweeh whole Quran is recited during Ramadan. In most mosques, Quran is completed 1 or 2 days of completing Ramadan month.
Now I begin the topic of the tips for fasting in Islam.
Don’t take excessive foods:
If you take a lot of food at suhur and iftar then your stomach will malfunction. So you have to eat normal food and also don’t drink too much water at suhur and iftar time.
Don’t exercise in the day time:
You have to set a timetable for your day. If you do exercise, work or walk more time then you may get thirsty. To avoid this you have to spend your day without doing a high load of work. In Muslim countries, the time of office is also reduced so that people can easily spend their Ramadan.
Recite Quran most of the time:
If you recite Quran and pray five times a day then you spend your time nicely and you will start thinking positively.
Make yourself busy:
As I told you earlier, make a timetable to spend your day. If you spend your time without doing anything then you may get hungry quickly.
Avoid using caffeine and sugar-intensive foods:
Caffeine disturbs your sleep and also consumes water from your body, so it is better to not use caffeine. Sugar-intensive foods digest quickly and it will make you hungry quickly. Try to eat wheat products, and fruits like bananas and apples.
Our last prophet Muhammad PBUH starts and finishes Roza (fasting) by eating dates and milk. So it is a good habit to use dates and milk during Ramadan most of the time.
If you are ill or below 14 age or a traveller or have a newborn baby, then you are not allowed to do fasting. This is because it will harm your health.