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Muslims make very elaborate preparations and arrangements for the month of fasting. They cancel business tours and try to stay at home during the month of Ramadhan. They get up early in the morning before dawn and offer nafilah (optional) prayer before taking their sehri (morning meals).

Fasting, like prayer, is also an act of worship and is the fourth pillar of Islam. It is compulsory for all Muslims, both men and women; but pregnant women, the sick and travellers are exempted from fasting.

The Prophet (saw) said: “The one who hears the call to prayer on Friday and does not come to it, Allah then will put a seal on his heart and make his heart the heart of a hypocrite.” (Baihaqi).