Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from first light
until sundown, abstaining from food and drink. Those who are
sick, elderly, or on a journey, and women who are pregnant or
nursing are exempted to break the fast and make up an equal number
of days later in the year. If they are physically unable to do
this, they must feed a needy person for every day missed.The
fasting during Ramadan is regarded principally as a method of
self purification. By cutting oneself off from worldly comforts,
even for a short time, a fasting person gains true sympathy with
those who go hungry as well as growth in one's spiritual life.
The holy month of
Ramadan unites all Muslims in fasting, worship and prayer. It is a
time for contemplation, spirituality and brotherhood. Here is a
selection of some unique cards, celebrating this special period of
intense prayer and happy rejoicing.