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Also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan, Ramadan marks the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar that lasts between 29 to 30 days depending on the visual sightings of the crescent moon. Practically every Muslim in Canada during this period customarily takes part in prayer, fasting, and charity-giving. Muslims who are fasting refrain from eating, drinking and having sexual relations from dawn to sunset.
Several Muslims in Canada abstain from eating during daytime. Fasting is among the significant religious duties and one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The Fasting period is divided into prayer time and iftar, a meal time after sunset. Some mosques throw evening meals for the community so that Muslims can split their period for fasting during Ramadan. The meal for dinner is usually composed of lentils, chickpeas, and other beans.
Muslims are encouraged to participate in charitable deeds for the poor or the needy, and engage in some voluntary activities. This Muslim tradition ensues from their desire to widen the range of their compassion for starving and less fortunate people.
During Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to recite the entire Qur’an inside the mosques every night of Ramadan month. Some of them read the Qur’an after a recital of special prayers called Tarawih.
Several business owners who share Islamic faith temporarily change the opening or operating hours of their establishments to adjust to Ramadan time for prayer.
Non-Canadian or non-resident Muslims who like to welcome Ramadan in Canada or join their brothers and sisters in Islamic faith to fast, pray, and evaluate themselves for spiritual growth, can speak to our skilled immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates about immigration application.
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