Muslims in Slovenia start fasting for Ramadan
The Islamic Community in Slovenia will be hosting religious activities as part of Ramadan across Slovenia, including Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, and 15 other Slovenian towns.
Iftars, evening meals at the end of the daily fast, will be organised on 5 July in larger Slovenian towns, followed by a three-day celebration of Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the month.
The Islamic Community has said in a press release that fasting is the highest level of devotion and proof of sincere belief, devoid of hypocrisy.
Apart from giving up food, drink, smoking, as well as impure words and thoughts from sunrise to sundown, believers will also give up their passions, poor habits and material goods.
According to the last census carried out in 2002, Muslims are the second largest religious group in the predominantly Catholic Slovenia, accounting for 2.4% of the population.