Fasting the whole month long Although Muslims fast during other times of the year, Ramadan is the only time when fasting, or sawmis obligatory during the entire month for every able Muslim. Muslims also donate money or contribute to their local food banks on this day for those who are less fortunate. However, bananas can cause constipation and their intake has to be balanced with adequate fibre intake. The Eid prayer is performed in congregation in open areas like fields, community centres, etc. This is a small sum of money that the children receive and is used to spend on all their activities throughout the Eid. In fact, there is a school of thought among medical practitioners that those patients who have mild to moderate high blood pressure and are also overweight should be encouraged to fast as fasting may help to lower their blood pressure.
Eid al Fitr 2018
Muslims all over the world celebrate the festival of Eid al Fitr by starting the day with the Eid prayer.
In many Canadian communities, Muslim organisations and mosques also hold large Eid parties that are open to the entire Muslim community. Taraweeh Prayers These are long night prayers, which are not obligatory, but highly recommended. The Maghrib sunset prayer is then performed in congregation and the formal moon-sighting results are announced thereafter. It is observed on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of fasting.