RAMADAN

According to the statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Religion ,Ramadan, the holly month of Islam , is started in the 29th of June .

During the month of Ramadhan, Muslims must refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, marital relations or getting angry from dawn to dusk. In addition, those fasting are supposed to refrain from bad habits – lying, getting angry, using bad language as well as to be more diligent in prayer and give to charities. It is believe that fasting heightens spirituality and develops self-control.Fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation for devout Muslims.

But of course there are lines between the one who expected to do the fasting and not. Those who are expected to fast include: adults (defined as those who have reached the age of puberty) and those who are sane. Those who are not expected to fast include: children, women having their period, travelers, the sick, those with long-term illnesses, pregnant or breastfeeding women and the mentally ill.

During the month, its common to find charity event in mosque in terms of breaking the fast together.

Read more about Ramadan in Indonesia here

 

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      RAMADAN

Según el boletin oficial del Ministerio de Religión de Indonesia, el Ramadán, el mes del ayuno del Islam, este año se inició en el 29 de junio.

Durante el mes de Ramadán, los musulmanes deben abstenerse de comer, beber, fumar, tener relaciones sexueles o enojarse desde el amanecer hasta el anochecer. Además, los que ayunan se deben limpiar de malos hábitos evitando, enojarse, usar malas palabras. Se cree que el ayuno aumenta la espiritualidad y desarrolla el auto-control. El mes de Ramadán es uno de los cinco pilares del Islam y una obligación para los musulmanes devotos.

Pero por supuesto hay excepciones : Niños, mujeres con el periodo, viajeros, enfermos y mujeres embarazadas o lactantes.

Lea más sobre el Ramadán en Indonesia aquí