Tomorrow Monday 1 September 2008 begins the fasting month of “Ramadán” to the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, including one million two hundred thousand Muslim Spanish. It is one of the five pillars in Islam is based and is obligatory for adults, both men and women, although the latter should be free from menstruation and thepuerperium and not be pregnant or breastfeeding so health will not suffer from the baby. The sick, the elderly, children are also exempted from fasting and those who are travel for obvious reasons.
Total abstinence fasting means and includes the ingestion of food, drink or smoke,and Ramadhan the maintenance of marital sex and swearing from the moment that leaves light, dawn, until the sunset, sunset.
The time of prescribed duration of fasting, which varies from one year to another ahead of a few days on each occasion since the Muslim calendar is lunar and has 355days instead of 365, is 30 days from the ninth month of the Islamic calendar new moon. The fast performs several functions for the Muslim, one is of a purely religiousnature: a direct way of worshiping God. The second is health: purify the body from possible excesses of gastronomic, the third affects the mind and helps to overcome the spirit to the passions of the flesh and the fourth refers to the social and moral aspects: to recall the situation in which many people who do not have to feed themselves.
One of the most widespread ideas is that, because of the strong rules of fasting,Muslim may not work with the same intensity and dedication than at other times ofthe year. Nothing further from the truth. For a Muslim, such withdrawal has the virtue of strengthening your spirit and your body. And it is that since children have beenperfecting this discipline-who also practice, although in a different way Jews and Christians (lent), and still hard (especially in the years in which Ramadan coincides withthe hot summer months) is not as much as it could be for someone who practiced for the first time and not be entrusted to God.
Undoubtedly, the flesh is weak, such abstention can vary in some humor of fasting. In anticipation of this Muslim is very aware of what was said by Muhammad (Muhammad): “when fast one of you that sayno obscenities and no despair, and if someone insults him or attack him saying: I’m in fasting, I’m in fasting”. And this well know entrepreneurs who work with employees who follow Islam, which look like patience and the Muslims is their tasks are intensified during the month of Ramadan.lo that if they should take into account the employers is that the schedules of workers can suffer a small alteration late in the afternoon since God “certainly the dearest of my servers is the fastest break” his fast after the sunset.” Such small variation is legally recognized by an agreement between theState and Muslim doctrine Spanish,