MONTREAL – On the third day of the holy month of Ramadan, many Montreal Muslims have a special arrangement for iftar meal to break their nearly 17-hour-long fasting day.
Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar began this week on Wednesday in Canada and North America.
In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to be closer to Allah through prayers, self-restraint, and good deeds.
On Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with a special message to Muslims in his country and around the world.
Toronto mayor, John Tory, also wished “Toronto’s Muslim community a solemn & reflective Ramadan.”