July 10, 2013

Heat poses challenge to Muslims fasting during Ramadan

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Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh and her kids Sajed, 5, and Summer, 3, walk around their home Wednesday May 4, 2011. Photo by Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune

Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh and her kids Sajed, 5, and Summer, 3, walk around their home Wednesday May 4, 2011. Photo by Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune

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(RNS) The 30-day fast known as Ramadan began Tuesday, and requires that believers forgo food and drink. At this time of year, that means 15 hours of parched throats and unquenched thirst.