For millions of Muslims around the world, this is the holy month of Ramadan.
They believe the practice of not eating or drinking between dawn and dusk not only brings followers closer to God but also reminds them of those who are less fortunate.
Charitable acts have a special significance which is why a mosque in Canterbury is raising money for displaced Muslims living in Bangladesh having fled from persecution in their home country.
Tony Green reports.
Tony spoke to Chairman Harroon Raschid Sohawon from Canterbury Mosque, Imam Ihsan Khan and Undergraduate Alisha Farouk.
Tony Green's report contains some pictures from the Human Relief Foundation.
Well, it's one of the biggest acts of religious observance in the world. Across the globe, 1.6 billion Muslims have been marking the month of Ramadan by fasting, praying and giving to charity.
Now, non-Muslims are being encouraged to find out more about Ramadan, and to share in its ancient customs.
Sam Holder has more details
It's one of the biggest acts of religious observance in the world. Across the globe, 1.6 billion Muslims have been marking the month of Ramadan by fasting, praying and giving to charity. Now, in Kent, non-Muslims are being encouraged to find out more about Ramadan, and to share in its ancient customs. Rahena Adeleye challenged her friend Sujata Setia to join her in observing the fast.
Muslims around the country are fasting for the holy month of Ramadan - where for one month each year - they go without food and water from dawn until dusk.
And while they've not been eating - many volunteers from the Muslim community have spent their time cooking a hot meal for the homeless. Asana Greenstreet reports.
Muslims across our region are celebrating Eid - the festival that marks the end of Ramadan. People have been fasting during daylight hours for the last month to remember those less fortunate than themselves and re-focus on their faith.
Today marks the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan when the Muslim community refrains from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset for around thirty days.
Fasting can, though, be a dilemma for many people who also happen to have diabetes. They want to observe the fast, but that could mean putting their health at risk.
This year, the charity Diabetes UK is highlighting the dangers and assuring people that they can still follow their faith. The interviewees in Matin Dowse's report are: Nadeem Iqbal who has type 1 Diabetes, and Jenny Patel from Diabetes UK.