Ramadan is officially upon us and will be until Eid comes around next month on April 21. It's a month of spiritual and physical cleansing during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, sex, smoking, cursing, and anything else that could be considered harmful or toxic to the body and soul — at least during the hours of sunrise and sunset.
It's also a time for increased prayer, recitation of the Quran, and charitable acts such as giving to the poor and helping those less fortunate.
For many, Ramadan is the best time of the year. But it definitely can get difficult at times. That said, while Ramadan is a period of purity and cleansing, we don't think it says anywhere that we can't still celebrate and enjoy laughing at relatable memes, right? In honor of Ramadan, here are 17 memes about fasting, suhoor, and masjid.
One more thing... Ramadan is also a time to cut your Muslim friends some slack because they're working so hard to purify themselves that they might come off as hangry or grumpy. Nothing to take personally.
Also, if you want to wish someone a Happy Ramadan, try out a "Ramadan Mubarak" or "Ramadan Kareem," which literally means "Have a generous Ramadan."
It's kind of reminiscent of how we tell people who observe Yom Kippur to "have a meaningful fast." However, unlike Yom Kippur, Ramadan lasts a whole month. Also, it's not determined by calendar dates. Instead, it begins in the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar, the morning after the crescent moon is visible to the naked eye.
Ramadan Kareem, you guys!