Happy Ramadan!

Memet Uludag

Abstract


Today (18 June) is the beginning of Ramadan,a month of not only religious importancebut also huge social and culturalsignificance for Muslims.

During the month of Ramadan, believersfast from dawn till sunset, refraining fromconsuming food, drinking liquids, smokingand engaging in sexual activity during theday. Muslims are also expected to refrainfrom ‘sinful’ behaviour that may negate thespiritual reward of fasting, such as false/hatespeech (insulting, backbiting, cursing, lying,etc.) and fighting.


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