Month of Ramadan fast facts:
Ramadan is the month the Qur'an was revealed
Ramadan follows the lunar cycle and is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar
Most Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset with no food or water.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam
In accordance to the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad, most Muslims break their fast with a date.
Fasting is not just about withholding from food and water. It is much more. It is a time of heightened spirituality and a time of self-reflection. Many Muslims use Ramadan to reconnect with Islam by reading the Qur'an in 1/30th segments each day until it is completed. Charity, another pillar of Islam, is also greatly tied into the spirit of Ramadan. The physical hunger felt from withholding food serves its purpose by facilitating an environment for empathy.
Here at SA International, we have great empathy for all coworkers who are fasting. We show our respect by not eating or drinking in front of those fasting.