08/05/2011 04:38 pm ET Updated Oct 05, 2011

Mosque Leader Explains Ramadan: 'You Feel What Hunger Means'

Oussama Jammal: Muslims believe that fasting was prescribed on those before them. In Christianity and Judaism, people also fasted, and it is part of their religion and therefore their fasting is no different than what the other prophets have exercised and practiced. And of course this is something you do to get closer to God.

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