For Muslims round the globe, Ramadan is the most significant period of the Muslim calendar. Navi Mumbai News captured the scenario as Muslims break their fast during the evening with feasts. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and do not drink even water. When they break the fasts at sunset, there are more often than not feasts arranged at home. Even outside mosques and shops, at that hour one can see food stalls and vendors selling items that are a favourite of the season. Food items sold include fruits to bhajias and other spicy delicacies. A few believers spoke to Navi Mumbai News about Ramadan, the holy month and the experience of breaking the fast. Many people confuse Ramadan as a period that requires the giving up of food and water from dawn to dusk. However, this connotation only begins to realize the meaning of the season. The holy month of Ramadan requires all fasters to abstain from any evil action. The observation of this life style for a month is expected to inculcate itself in human beings in such a way that it remains there. Added to this, the month aims at instilling in people empathy towards the needy and will to donate a part of excess wealth in the form of food or clothes to people. At the end of the day, the true observation of the month teaches people to be humble and broad-minded in their outlook. Time and again, the medicinal purposes of Ramadan are also highlighted as doctors point out that Ramadan is the best way of releasing body toxins and fatty substances from the blood. There is definitely a lot more to the holy month than what meets the eye.

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