The month of Ramadan starts and ends with the sighting of the new moon, and this year it has started on the 18th June and ends in 30 days. It is a month of abstinence for Muslims and one of the pillars of the Islamic faith. It is intended to teach the understanding of patience, spiritually, humility,submissiveness and giving back to the community. This means that they refrain from eating, drinking, alcohol, andsmoking during daylight hours.
This month may be testing for all including those that are not fasting, however when one looks at the concept and morals that Ramadan is in light of, you are made aware that your struggles during this period are nothing compared to those in need.This makes you reflect on the joys and blessings in life and be appreciative of family and friends.