As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the Muslim faith takes part in Ramadan - the holy season of fasting and praying.
This year, Ramadan takes place from May 27 - June 24th.
We talked with Zahid and Shaista Zehri and members of the Manitoba Islamic Association to talk about this Holy Practice:
What are the Five Pillars of Islam?
Zahid explains Ramadan
What is the purpose of fasting?
Zahid shares about the sense of empathy that results from fasting
Shaista shares about how her children participate in Ramadan:
Zahid shares why he fasts
Shaista shares why she fasts
There are further benefits to fasting as well:
Are there special prayers for Ramadan?
Have you made a pilgrimage to Mecca?
A celebration to signify the end of Ramadan called Eid will be held June 25th at the Parkland School Gym from 9:30am to noon.
There will be a feast of food and sweets. Everyone from the community is welcome to attend and take part.