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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. 

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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:

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