A look at the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan

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Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world began fasting on Thursday from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan, a time of contemplation, fortitude and intense worship.Here are some questions and answers about Islam's holiest month and how it's observed:WHY DO MUSLIMS FAST?Fasting is meant to draw worshippers closer to God through sacrifice, remembrance and heightened spirituality. It's also meant to be a month of gratitude in which the faithful are reminded of the suffering of those less fortunate.Similar to a detox, fasting is often most challenging at the start, especially when k...

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