You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

15 Things About Ramadan You Should Know

Best Life Logo By Urooba Jamal of Best Life | Slide 1 of 16: It’s nearly that time of the year when the 1.8 billion Muslim people celebrating Ramadan around the globe are met with questions from inquiring minds unfamiliar with the holiday. Most often, they sound something like this: “Wait, you don't drink anything? Not even water?” But there are many more elements to this distinctly holy month than just fasting (though it's certainly a big part of it).For the 30 days that make up Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset and are encouraged to empathize with the less fortunate and increase their acts of worship. Considering 24 percent of the world's population celebrates Ramadan, it's time to get familiar with the holiday. So, without further ado, here are 15 things you should know about Ramadan. And for more insights into some of the holidays that people celebrate around the world, check out these 15 Reasons Why Hanukkah Is the Most Underrated Holiday Ever.

15 Things About Ramadan You Should Know

It’s nearly that time of the year when the 1.8 billion Muslim people celebrating Ramadan around the globe are met with questions from inquiring minds unfamiliar with the holiday. Most often, they sound something like this: “Wait, you don't drink anything? Not even water?” But there are many more elements to this distinctly holy month than just fasting (though it's certainly a big part of it).

For the 30 days that make up Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset and are encouraged to empathize with the less fortunate and increase their acts of worship. Considering 24 percent of the world's population celebrates Ramadan, it's time to get familiar with the holiday. So, without further ado, here are 15 things you should know about Ramadan. And for more insights into some of the holidays that people celebrate around the world, check out these 15 Reasons Why Hanukkah Is the Most Underrated Holiday Ever.

© Provided by Best Life

More From Best Life

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon