What is Ramadan
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Salam aleikum. Wa alaykum wa salaam Hey, what are you up to? What's the rush? I'm going out there here to see the Ramadan.
Is it happening tonight? Well, you say tonight yeah, I think so. Can we come with you? Yes.
Hi, my name is Tom. And I'm subpoena and we want to talk to you about something that's very important to us. And to many people all over the world.
Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims. Muslims are people who follow the religion of Islam. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. So what is the Ramadan? Ramadan is like a holiday, but it's different from most holidays. First, it lasts for 30 days instead of just one day. And second, Ramadan is more about what you give up than what you get like presence in other than Muslims fast. That means we don't eat from sunrise to sunset.
No, not even water. But what if you can't? That's okay. children, the elderly, pregnant women and anyone with any health concerns doesn't have to fat so it's perfectly safe.
Yes, and that's the point. By giving up eating and drinking during the day, we learned to be thankful for what we have. We also get to understand a little bit what it's like for people who can't afford to eat whenever they want to. Giving up eating and drinking makes you quiet on the inside. So you learn to control yourself. After sunset each day we gather at the mosque or at a friend's house to share food and pray together. And after the 30 days of Ramadan are over the next day is Eid. Eid is Arabic for holiday. On the day of our Eid we celebrate by visiting family and friends making a special prayer at the mosque and eating during the day.
We hope you enjoyed our video on the Ramadan. There are probably Muslims in your class or at your school that you could ask if you wanted to know more. And if you want to try fasting yourself, go ahead. You don't have to be a Muslim to do it. Thanks for listening