Ramadan in Britain: A month in the life of British Muslims

8 August 2010
While most Muslims attempt to fast during Ramadan — as a means of achieving piety — some take a more relaxed approach. Fasting this year will be particularly difficult for British Muslims, for whom daylight fasting means going 18 hours without food. Some point out that living in a non-Islamic country also makes fasting more arduous, as working hours remain the same. The Independent asked British Muslims across the country, who subscribe to different branches of Islam, what they would be doing to mark the festival.