Posted June 26, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar.
During this time, Muslims fast and offer prayers from dawn until dusk.
While fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, Muslim brothers in Boracay are now preparing for the onset of the observance.
This is also in union with the upcoming celebration of the holy month of more than a billion Muslims around the world.
According to Muslim brothers, they “were going to prepare during meditation, worship God, fasting or self-discipline and strengthening their spiritual life.”
Associated with it, most Muslims who own a souvenir shop on the island said that they “will not shut their business during the holy month of Ramadan.”
“Those who are sick, breast-feeding, traveling or pregnant are not required to fast that month, though they can make up the days at a later time.” It said.
It's also customary to give charity during Ramadan and to break the fast at night with family and friends.
Meanwhile, each year, Ramadan begins about eleven days earlier than in the previous year, astronomical projections that approximate the start of Ramadan are available.
It takes about 33 years and five days for Ramadan to complete a twelve month move across the yearly calendar.
Ramadan will start this coming Saturday, June 28, 2014 and continues for 30 days.
Translated by Gloria Villas