Fasting for the First Time, UK Muslim Converts Get Support

LONDON – Every year, thousands of British people convert to Islam, with the total number estimated  over 100,000. For many new Muslims, the month of Ramadan can prove to be an exciting challenge, TRT News reports.

Ramadan is the holiest month in Islamic calendar.

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 become closer to Allah through prayer, self-restraint and good deeds.

Around the globe, Muslims observe Ramadan with a set of traditional rituals including family gathering at iftar, religious lessons, special evening prayer and helping the poor, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.