The 'Fast' and the Furious!
- Time of repentance for sins
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women, men and women who require medication or are too physically weak to fast, and menstruating women are not allowed to fast. Fasts can be made up later or feeding one poor person with a day's worth of meals is equivalent to making up one fast.
- Individuals must pay zakat, or give to charity, 2.5% of their income by a certain time after Ramadan.
- Eid-il-Fitr is Islam's largest celebration day! It represents the end of Ramadan, and is accompanied by a large community prayer, visiting family and friends, abundant foods and sweets, etc.