Even though Ramadan is observed annually by hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, misconceptions and myths surrounding the Holy month still prevail.
From not being allowed to eat or drink at all for 29-30 days, to believing that the month is only about fasting and food, here are a few Ramadan debunked Ramadan myths:
Myth 1: We can drink water
Nope, water is not allowed during hours of fasting.
Myth 2: No food or water for 30 days
Every year there's always that guy who tells me "YOU CANT EAT OR DRINK FOR 30 DAYS? YOU'RE GONNA DIE!" #Ramadan2016
— haris (@harisahmad_1) June 5, 2016
Please repeat after me: The fast takes place from dawn to sunset, outside of that, people can have all the food and drinks they want.
Myth 3: Everybody fasts — no matter what
I was surprised to hear that there are exceptions to who can fast during Ramadan, whereas I thought everyone had to fast. #RLST203a
— Steven Spigler (@steven_spigler) September 12, 2016
Again, not true.
For those who are senile, ill, pregnant, breastfeeding, or traveling, it’s generally considered OK not to fast
Myth 4: Ramadan is only about fasting and food
— Wedad.B (@Wedad_99) May 26, 2017
While fasting is an important aspect of the holy month, Ramadan is about so much more.
The Holy month is also about spirituality, family, unity, peace and giving.
Myth 5: Ramadan falls at the same time every year
Myth 6: We can’t brush our teeth during fast
I never knew we we're allowed to brush our teeth in ramadan as long as we don't swallow the toothpaste
— Numan (@n60mmy) July 15, 2013
Myth 7: We’re not allowed to swallow our own saliva
Myth 8: Fasting helps us lose weight
'Do you lose weight in Ramadan?'
Me: Sure 🙂 pic.twitter.com/IDRxkUxFZv
— Baigal (@Baigal_Buns) June 13, 2016
HAH! We wish.
Myth 9: All medical treatment breaks fast
Well, not all medical treatment. If the meds are administered intravenously, they do not constitute a kind of nourishment and hence do not break the fast.
Bonus outrageous claim
Originally from here.