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Doing any of those things "invalidates" your fast for the day, and you just start over the next day.To make up for days you didn't fast, you can either fast later in the year (either all at once or a day here and there) or provide a meal to a needy person for each day you missed.At the end of Ramadan there’s a big three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr,or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.It's kind of like the Muslim version of Christmas, in the sense that it's a religious holiday where everyone comes together for big meals with family and friends, exchanges presents, and generally has a lovely time.But if that makes it sound super serious and boring, it's really not.
When the evening call to prayer is (literally "breakfast"), before performing the evening prayer.
Then it's off to bed for a few hours of sleep before it's time to wake up and start all over again.
(Note: There are good reasons for only having a small snack to break your fast before performing the evening prayer and then eating a bigger meal later.
We've got you covered: Here are the most basic answers to the most basic questions about Ramadan.
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims — the Prophet Mohammed reportedly said, "When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained." Muslims believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam's sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as "The Night of Power" (or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic).