Benefits of fasting for the brain

Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year for Muslims. In Ramadan, Muslims fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a means of learning self-control, gratitude, and compassion for those less fortunate. Ramadan is a month of intense spiritual rejuvenation with a heightened focus on devotion, during which Muslims spend extra time reading the Qur’an and performing special prayers. Those unable to fast, such as pregnant or nursing women, the sick, or elderly people and children, are exempt from fasting.

Special Activities
Many mosques host daily community dinners where Muslims can break their fast together. This is a great service for students, the poor and anyone who desires a break from cooking. Almost all mosques also host a community dinner on the weekends.

Special Ramadan prayers called taraweeh are held in most mosques after the night prayer. During taraweeh, the prayer leader recites at least one thirtieth of the Qur’an so that by the end of the month the entire Qur’an will have been recited.

Since Ramadan is a time for Muslims to be especially charitable and fasting helps Muslims feel compassion for the hungry and less fortunate, many mosques hold food drives or fundraisers for charity during Ramadan. Many mosques also host open houses for their friends and neighbors of other faiths to join them for their fast-breaking dinner or iftar at the end of the fasting day.

The Night of Power known as Lailat al-Qadr, is believed to fall on one of the odd nights during the last ten days of Ramadan, but is most widely observed on the 27th night of Ramadan. It is considered the most blessed night in Ramadan because it is believed to be the night in which the Qu’ran was first revealed. Mosques are open all night as Muslims hold vigils in prayer, Qur’anic recitation, and contemplation.

Note!This information was taken from this site, please visit this web for more info

https://ing.org/ramadan-information-sheet/

Kindly, Watch these attached videos and know how fasting would be helpful for the brain and stomach

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7 thoughts on “Benefits of fasting for the brain

  1. What a wonderful tradition. I have always wondered about various religious traditions and this is a great explanation for those of us who don’t know much about the Muslim faith. It is interesting that I just read about a study done on mice that showed that sporadic fasting is very healthful and probably would be applicable to humans, too. So Ramadan is probably healthy in many ways.

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    1. Thank you for responding to this article, this month happens once a year, and it is filled with delightful and enjoyable traditions, it is utterly amazing for breaking the routines while fasting. As we start fasting from dawn to sunset. The pre-dawn we have a meal before the fast is called “suhur”. While the meal which we have it in the sunset is called Iftar. Go for try to make your stomach relaxed from everyday food. O i am so thankful for your kind words in replying to this post. Mainepaperpusher, have a great weekened! 😊😉

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