Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, and Muslims are required to fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
It is derived from the Arabic word “Al Ramad”, which means intense heat and drought. This reflects the hardship felt by Muslims who fast every day from dawn to sunset. During this time they cannot eat or drink anything for the whole day.
To all our Muslim friends and the Muslim Community, Ramadan Mubarak, and remember to stay hydrated!
The World Health Organisation has contributed ‘Safe Practice during Ramadan in the context of COVID-19‘. This gives helpful tips and advice to those fasting this year.
Diverse Cymru have gathered useful resources for COVID-19 and BAME communities, and the most up to date information on support and advice here.