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In the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims across the world fast for the holy month of Ramadan. Although the observance of this month can be hectic and less productive for some, it undoubtedly boosts spirituality and reminds Muslims of some of the core values of Islam: honesty, charity and purification. The Daily News Egypt takes you through a journey to discover Ramadan’s rituals and spiritual aims.
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Fasting during the “six white days of Shawal” is not obligatory unlike during Ramadan. Fasting can be observed on any six days in Shawal and the days do not have to be consecutive. While fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith, the fasting during the month of Shawal has a different significance.
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The Egyptian Dar Al-Ifta’ has issued a Fatwa saying that it is “religiously unacceptable for any Muslims to publicly display that they are not fasting in Ramadan without an excuse”
We wondered how the 10 percent of the population who are not Muslim yet very much Egyptian navigate this long month and we asked them how their daily life is affected by Ramadan.