Recognized for its health, spiritual and psychological benefits, fasting for the month of Ramadan is considered by Muslims as a means to shift their focus away from life’s pleasures, and to empathize with others who are less fortunate.
Fasting teaches control and self-discipline over our immediate desires. When you learn how to say “no” to what’s generally permitted you control your impulses, and can resist what is forbidden.
Here’s a quick and funny video, that just goes to show as a new generation of young Muslims like soccer star Mohamed Salah break on to the world stage, they are introducing their traditions to a whole new audience (regardless of how superficially that new knowledge is shared!)
Now considering the famous Snickers candy ad campaign, “You’re not you when you’re hungry” – it’s safe to say that everyone can relate to the irritation or lethargy we feel from a lack of food and coffee. We’ll be extending our Muslim brothers and sisters a little extra empathy during their most sacred month!