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3. Who Must Fast?

The Fasting of Ramadan is compulsory upon every Muslim, male or female, who has these qualifications:

 

1.To be mentally and physically fit, which means to be sane and able;

2.To be of full age, the age of puberty and discretion, which is normally about fourteen. Children under this age should be encouraged to start this good practice on easy levels, so when they reach the age of puberty they will be mentally and physically prepared to observe the Fasting;

3.To be present at your permanent settlement, you home town, your farm, your business premises, etc. This means not to be travelling on a journey of about fifty miles or more;

4.To be fairly certain that the Fasting is unlikely to cause you any harm, physical or mental, other than the normal reactions to hunger, thirst, etc.

 

 
 
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