Why Do Muslims Fast During Ramadan?

Like more than a billion fellow Muslims around the world, Sulley Muntari began the monthlong fasting ritual of Ramadan on Aug. 22. Abstaining from food or drink during daylight hours is challenging enough for the average person, but for the Ghana-born Muntari, a professional soccer player with Italy’s Serie A team Inter Milan, running over six miles per game on an empty stomach might have proven to be too much to take.