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Keep the faith: balancing religious commitments

13 May 2019 by
Keep the faith: balancing religious commitments

Muslims working in hospitality face a tricky few weeks during Ramadan, balancing religious commitments of fasting and prayer with the physical demands of working in busy businesses. Noella Pio Kivlehan reports

Hunger, headaches, nausea, weakness, short tempers and tiredness are some of the symptoms faced by Muslims in the first few days of Ramadan as their bodies adjust to fasting.

Fasting Muslims can go without food or water for up to 16 hours a day. They don't smoke, lie, or slander during sunlight hours, and they will pray several times a day during Islam's holiest month, which this year runs from 5 May until 4 June.

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