Rabat - Like in other European countries, Ramadan in the United Kingdom will begin on Monday June 6.
Rabat – Like in other European countries, Ramadan in the United Kingdom will begin on Monday June 6.
Most European countries announce that their Muslim communities would start the holy month of Ramadan on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, Anwar Kbibech, President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith, announced that Ramadan in France would begin on Monday
Muslims in the United Kingdom like in other European countries will fast up to 19 hours a day. This makes fasting very challenging, especially for people who are addicted to cigarettes or coffee.
During this month, Muslims are supposed to abstain from who have to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having martial relations from dawn until sunset.
Sadiq Khan, the newly elected mayor of London, who will also be fasting, said coffee is what he is going to miss the most in Ramadan.
In an opinion piece published on the Guardian, Khan said Ramadan offers an opportunity to Muslims to break the suspicion and stereotypes that surround Islam.
“As Ramadan starts, I’m aware that it’s a great opportunity to do things in the community and break down the mystique and suspicion around the religion,” he said.