Myths about Ramadan:Ramadan is here which means millions of Muslims around the world are fasting. But there are a few facts about this month that have to be brought into the light, more specifically, they are the “Myths” that surround it. We, at Dubai24-7, bring to you a few facts and myths that need to be debunked.
1-Ramadan is only about abstaining from food and water all day:Ramadan is actually NOT only about refraining from food and water all day BUT is also about emotional, mental and spiritual purification. Fasting indeed is a huge part of Ramadan but there is a very obvious difference between observing a fast and observing a complete refrain from everything that is considered negative/prohibited/Haram which includes swearing, any act of violence, being unkind and unhelpful etc.
2- Brushing your teeth while fasting is not okay:This is one of the most common myths that revolves as a huge doubt among Muslims every year. Brushing during fasting is permissible, however, one has to make sure that he/she does not gulp any water while brushing/gargling.
3- Drinking water is permissible during the fasting hours:Fasting during Ramadan means completely abstaining from edible and drinkable items from dawn to dusk, which also means refraining from water all day. However, after sunset, the Muslims can eat/drink anything normally.
4-It is necessary for all Muslims to fast irrespective:Islam, as a religion, is about worship with convenience and comfort. Islam does not provide strict/rigid rules that make it difficult for the Muslims to follow. and Ramadan is no exception. During Ramadan the following people are exempted from fasting:
- The ones who are sick
- The ones who are pregnant
- Young children
- Elderly people
- The ones who are travelling
5- Every year, Ramadan happens on a fixed date:Islam follows a lunar calendar, which means the days are based on the sighting of the moon. And so, there is not fixed days as to when Ramadan occurs every year.
6- “Can we eat in front of you?”We can bet every Muslim has heard this over a hundred times each Ramadan. Well, of course you can! Fasting is a choice and there is no way as to why would we refrain anyone else to eat in front of us!
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