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Ramadan quiz: How much do you know about the Muslim holy month?

For a majority of the world's Muslims, Ramadan means abstaining from food or drink while the sun is out, but the month is also significant for other reasons
A family in Istanbul shares the evening iftar meal, which marks an end to the day's fasting (AFP)

For one lunar month each year, practising Muslims - who are able to - forgo food and drink during daylight hours and make a special effort to fill their day with prayers and good deeds.

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Ramadan is not just the holiest period of the Islamic calendar, it is also a time when Muslims bond with their families for evening meals, known as iftar, to break the fast, and make time for rites and rituals, some religious and some traditional; ranging from the evening tarawi prayer to sitting around the TV to watch the latest serials. 

In 2021, like the year before it, many Muslims will be marking the month amid the coronavirus pandemic, meaning a number of traditions will be affected, such as communal prayers at the mosque and community iftars aimed at feeding the most vulnerable. For many, that means a more muted observance of the month.

Given that Muslims have established homes in most countries on Earth, the chances are a lot of people have at least a passing familiarity with the month. Here we give you the chance to put your knowledge to the test, with our Ramadan 2021 quiz: