Ramadan (or Ramazan) is the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar, which is celebrated by Muslims all over the globe. This year, Ramadan is set to begin from May 05 2019 to June 04 2019. The celebrations in this pious month include fasting, praying, abstaining from smoking, drinking & eating from dawn to sunset.
Fasting and praying for five times a day holds special significance in this holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is considered one of the highest form of worship and submission to God during Ramadan. Also, fasting is done by Muslims all over the world, which is considered to strengthen their bond of brotherhood. While children, sick people and pregnant women are exempted from fasting, all other adults compulsorily fast to seek blessings and forgiveness from God.
Muslims observe intermittent fasting during these 30 days. They usually have meals 3 times a day during Ramadan – Suhur (pre-dawn meal), Iftar (having meal to break the fast) and dinner.
But have you ever wondered what the benefits of this practice are?
Here’re some of the benefits of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan:
- Fasting during Ramadan is beneficial in improving sleep and related disorders
- It is also seen as a well-articulated way to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer
- Fasting is said to improve your physical fitness during this holy month
- Expert studies have found that fasting during Ramadan can also improve your mental health and well-being by reducing depression and anxiety
- The abstaining from eating, drinking and smoking is also said to develop virtues like self-restraint, generosity, kindness and it also helps in controlling negative emotions like anger and jealousy
- The intermittent fasting is also beneficial in reducing various heart diseases, problems related to high cholesterol and obesity
- Eating light meals and observing abstinence helps to cleanse and detoxify your body
We recommend you to take care of your health when you fast during this holy month. If you are planning to observe this fast, you should keep yourself well-hydrated, avoid caffeinated drinks, eat healthy and well-balanced meal and avoid eating junk food to keep yourself fit.
To ensure more protection, we urge you to purchase an adequate medical insurance
policy for yourself and your family.
Here’s wishing you a Happy Ramadan!