Do Muslim Children Fast During Ramadan?

Do Muslim Children Fast During Ramadan

Do Children Fast During Ramadan?

Muslim children are expected to begin fasting once they have reached puberty, usually by the age of 14.

There is no national law that prevents young children or teens from fasting.

Many American Muslims seem to start partial or full fasting about age 10

The NHS advises against children below the age of eight from participating in the fast.

Advice from the national health body reads: “It’s a good idea to make children aware of what fasting involves and to practice fasting for a few hours at a time.”

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