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Day 17

The True Spirit of Fasting

Every year in the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink, vain talk and certain other actions from before sunrise until after sunset.

Fasting is prescribed in the Abrahamic faiths

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Eat Healthy During Ramadan

Preliminary preparations for healthier foods in Ramadan

  • Choose fresh vegetables as they contain higher amounts of vitamins and minerals
  • Use fresh fruits to prepare juices and serve them in moderation without adding sugar
  • Use low fat milk and other low fat dairy products
  • Avoid using butter and ghee in cooking and substitute them with vegetable oils in small amounts
  • Try using lean meat, fish and skinless chicken, and prepare them by grilling, boiling and baking rather than frying

17th of Ramadan

  • The ascent of the Prophet Muhammad "rom the Sacred Mosque to the Aqsa Mosque"
  • Muslims won the Battle of Badr, 2 AH

Hadeeth 17

The Holy Prophet [s] said that the disciples of Jesus [a] asked him with whom they should make friends, and he [a] replied: "With one whose presence reminds you of God, his speech increases your knowledge and his deed inspires you (to work righteously for) the next world."

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