Obviously this is a question more towards for those who are not Muslim.
While I am atheist or believe in the FSM I have recently gotten an interest in the month of Ramadan and it's objective to fast. Although I wouldn't spend the time praying, it would still be a sort of challenge for me that I would one day like to under go.
[quote] Ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations; in some interpretations they also refrain from swearing. Food and drink is served daily, before sunrise and after sunset. According to Islam, the thawab (rewards) of fasting are many, but in this month they are believed to be multiplied. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers) and recitation of the Quran.
So, has anyone that is not Muslim tried fasting for a whole month? If so, how was it? Also, for those on here that are Muslim and do it every year, how was the first time you went through it? Any tips to make it easier to bare for a first timer?
I am a muslim. My parents never made me do it until I was 14, and it was pretty easy. Don't do too many energy consuming activities while you fast, but keep yourself busy enough so that food, sex/porn, etc. won't be on your mind.
Edit: I just noticed the date. Oops