Sunrise-to-sundown fasting is what most non-Muslims associate with the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.
This year the holiday falls in the dead of summer — and the Olympic Games, which start next week in London, will happen entirely within the month of Ramadan.
That means the more than 3,000 Muslim athletes competing in London will be making decisions about how strictly to adhere to Islamic rules and traditions around food and water during the holiday.
If you mark this holy month, we want to know: how is Ramadan different for YOU this year? Are the long, sweltering days (it’s one of the hottest summers on record) – a concern for you? Will your Ramadan be different this year because of changes in your personal circumstances (for example: moving, becoming a parent, switching jobs)?
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