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The Importance of Ramadan

I am making this poll for a school project, so please take it! The purpose is to find out the importance of Ramadan to Muslims. Please, only take this poll if you are of the Muslim religion.
Do you participate in fasting during the month of Ramadan?
yes
no
Why is it important for you to fast? If you select other, please post your reason on the message board! Thanks!
Everyone else in your family fasts
It helps you feel compasion for those who are less fortunate
It allows you to build a sense of self-control and willpower
For your health
To purify your body
To purify your soul
Other
Does fasting during Ramadan help you to feel united with other Muslims? Please post why you feel united in the message box! thanks!
yes
no
Do you feel stronger to stand up against racism while you are fasting? Please post why in the message board!
Yes
No
How do you celebrate Eid al-Fitir (the breaking of the fast)? Please write what you do, if you selected other, in the message board! Thanks
Having a huge dinner or feast
clebrating with family and friends
Prayer
Attending a religious ceremony
Giving gifts
Congradulating other muslims who fasted during Ramadan
Other
Have you ever made the Hajj or pilgrimage back to Makkah?
Yes
No, but I plan on making the trip
No, I don't plan on going ever
Why is it important for you to make the pilgrimage back to Makkah?
It is the 5th Piller
You feel obligated
You want to see where your religion began
You want to pray with millions of other Muslims
Other
Do you feel that the Muslim Community is more united during their Holidays? Please post why in the message board! Thanks
yes
no
What types of racism have you faced because you are Muslim? Please feel free to share on the message board! thanks!
None
Not getting a particular job
People treating you differently
Being called names
Being blamed for the September 11th Tragedy
Other
Does the uniting with other Muslims across the world by fasting during Ramadan help you to have the strength to battle racism? Please post why or not in the message board! this is the most imp. part of my project so be sure to post you thoughts! thanks
Yes
No
This poll was created on 2001-12-28 17:29:49 by emiliemcnally