The month of Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims in which we fast from dawn to sunset and spend most of our time praying to God and reading the Holy Quran. The month of Ramadan is a period of time in which we advance our spiritual knowledge and bring ourselves closer to God by doing good deeds. As a child, it is not obligatory for me to fast, but this month is still very important to me. I still have the chance to gain more spiritual knowledge and bring myself closer to God. Ramadan is also very exciting for me because as a family we spend more time together and I get to go to the mosque. It is a month filled with blessings and increased forgiveness. Even if I don't fast I give up something that I like to do such as watching TV or movies. I also donate money, food, or other items to charities. In Ramadan, it is very important to make a habit of helping others in need and try to break bad habits. It is a great way for me to become a better Muslim and a better person.
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