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Is ramandhan like christmas?

I saw that the muslims are having their holy month soon and I was wondering if it's like advent and christmas?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • No, it's actually pretty far from it. Ramadan is kind of the equivalent of Lent.
    Participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, sex, smoking, and anything that is not of a good nature or in excess from sunrise until sunset. They ask for forgiveness for their sins, guidance, etc..
    This happens the 9 month of the Islamic calendar.

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 6:31 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • K Sawyer said it!

    Answer by isra1986 at 8:10 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • yeah, muslims dress up like santa too

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • NO!!! During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating and other things from sunup to sundown. They are allowed to drink water to keep hydrated. It is kind of like when Catholics fast during Lent.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:03 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • And aren't pregnant and nursing women exempt from fasting? Y'know, for the sake of the baby?

    Answer by MamaK88 at 12:29 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • yes, in most religions, I had a friend who was Muslim and she ate during Ramadan, but not as much.

    Answer by mumma28 at 1:14 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Sorry but drinking water is also off limits during the fast... unless of medical conditions that a doctor has advised against the fast...


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Fasting during Ramadan is an obligation, it's not fasting if they are just 'cutting down' on their eating. But perhaps the friend had medical reasons for not fasting.
    'Eid is more like Christmas in the way they give gifts to the children and spend time visiting family and friends.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Aug. 11, 2009