Year 3 were lucky to be visited by Miss Guled who came to teach the children about her religion, Islam. In particular, Miss Guled told us about Ramadan.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims don't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting or “sawm” in Arabic. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or g-d.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.