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Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar.

Muslims around the world have this month ticked off the calendar in red.

It’s a month of renewal, redemption and purity.

As many Muslims try to heighten their spiritual experience and immerse themselves in Islamic practice, very often they meet with a few ‘personal’ challenges.

We’re in no way mocking their struggles. We’re just celebrating Ramadan and the quirks that make us human.

More about Ramadan:

During Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.

Fasting is an exercise in self-restraint, aimed at making the rich experience the suffering of the less unfortunate.

Children, the elderly, ill people and women who are pregnant or menstruating are exempted from fasting on health grounds.

Fasting is one of Islam’s five pillars, alongside: declaration of faith; prayer five times a day; alms-giving; and the pilgrimage to holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

During Ramadan, Muslims are exhorted to intensely worship and read Islam’s holy book, the Koran, in order to experience spiritual renewal.

The month is also marked by a special nightly prayer called “taraweeh.”

Ramadan is particularly significant to Muslims because it was the month when the first verses of Koran were revealed to the prophet Mohammed in the 7th century AD.

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Here is a compilation of Ramadan humour to keep you going:

1. Sham Idrees is honestly hilarious. He deserves a mention.

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P.s. This article is dedicated to Zuhaa Isaacs for going strong. Woman wakes up for sehri AND makes Fajr. Mashallah.

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lmao so sad

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