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Days of Significance : Ramadan

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Ramadan

Ramadan Kareem! (Have a generous Ramadan!) Ramadan begins on April 2nd to May 2nd. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and during this month Muslims take part in a holy month of fasting which occurs from dawn to dusk. This month is also the time for prayer, reflection, and community. May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you.

Research Articles

1. Health Beliefs and Practices of Muslim Women During Ramadan 

This article describes what is known about this topic and suggests that healthcare professionals learn as much as possible about the multicultural best practices and research-driven information about fasting in order to help Muslim women make informed decisions.

2. Self-Generated Coping Strategies Among Muslim Athletes During Ramadan Fasting

The study explored the self-generated coping strategies employed by Muslim athletes from South East Asian region during the Ramadan fasting month. 

3. Health Care Use by Muslim Patients During Ramadan 

Health care utilization during Ramadan has not been examined in the United States.  

4. Self-Care by Muslim Women during Ramadan Fasting to Protect Nutritional and Cardiovascular Health

The practice of Ramadan involves a series of changes in lifestyle, mainly in eating habits. The research aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of overweight-obesity, the degree of compliance with dietary recommendations and the effects of religious fasting on cardiovascular health among a population of Muslim women living in Melilla, a Spanish city in North Africa. 

5. Ramadan fasting and newborn's birth weight in pregnant Muslim women in The Netherlands

The practice of Ramadan involves a series of changes in lifestyle, mainly in eating habits. The research aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of overweight-obesity, the degree of compliance with dietary recommendations and the effects of religious fasting on cardiovascular health among a population of Muslim women living in Melilla, a Spanish city in North Africa.

Books in the Library - Ramadan