Why the religious fast for Ramadan, Lent and other holy days
March 24, 2023
Muslims around the world are welcoming the start of Ramadan, a month of fasting, increased worship, heightened charity, good deeds and community. Christians are also fasting during Lent, the 40-day period of penance and prayer ahead of Easter, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Fasting across religions is practiced for a wide range of reasons that include spiritual purification and self-discipline. Here is a quick look at fasting as an act of faith:
-- In Buddhism, fasting is recognized as one of the methods for practicing self- control. Buddhist monks gene...
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