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From one LGBT+ Muslim to another during Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan is a great time to build a deeper connection with Allah, your family and yourself, but it can also be a challenging time for various reasons. One challenge I come across every Ramadan is a difficulty around body image, that comes with altered eating habits. Whilst Ramadan should ideally be a time for family, personal growth and looking back at our lives, you’re not alone if fasting causes you difficult feelings. Mental health conditions related to body image and eating disorders are more common in LGBT+ people. I think it makes sense to forgive yourself for them. We accept that some pregnant women and Muslims with physical illness or injuries are exempt from fasting,

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