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I Joined a BILLION Muslims in FASTING For a Day | Lexie Alford – Lexie Limitless

🇺🇸 More than 1 billion Muslims fast during Ramadan every year. As a non-Muslim traveller, I have always been curious about what it must be like to abstain from eating food and drinking water from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. – Lexie Alford

I tried fasting for Ramadan! Lexie Alford – Lexie Limitless

I'm now the Guinness World Record Holder for the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country! - New York City | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
I’m now the Guinness World Record Holder for the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country! – New York City | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram

I’ve never fasted before in my life so I figured being in quarantine would be the best time to try it out! I also wanted to take to opportunity to learn more about the Islamic religion & culture and make this video in hopes of sharing some positive information about Ramadan to my mostly non-Muslim audience. After fasting just for one day during Ramadan 2020, I have nothing but respect for the Muslims who have fasted for 30 days every single year since they were young.

Cappadocia, Turkey | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Cappadocia, Turkey | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram

After fasting even for one day, I’ve learned that Ramadan is about so much more than fasting. It’s about becoming aware of your negative habits and practising self-control. It’s a time dedicated towards prayer, reflection and meditation. It teaches you to be grateful for all the blessings in your life and to be more understanding towards people less fortunate than you.
It’s also about community. It’s taking the time away from your normal routine to disconnect and come together to share meals and appreciate each other’s presence in our lives.

Göreme, Nevşehir, Cappadocia, Turkey | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Göreme, Nevşehir, Cappadocia, Turkey | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram

I STRUGGLED during this fast! It was difficult to focus on work and being around the food in our house was definitely a test of my self control. The most noticeable physical reaction I had was my caffeine withdrawal that caused me to have a terrible headache all day.

Empire State Building - New York City | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Empire State Building – New York City | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
More than 1 billion Muslims fasting during Ramadan every year. As a non-Muslim traveller, I have always been curious about what it must be like to abstain from eating food and drinking water from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless

I was so happy to be breaking my fast with my roommate Ammar who is from Egypt and has been fasting throughout Ramadan. We sat together to chat about his experiences during Ramadan which was amazing to get the perspective of a Muslim who has been fasting since he was 11 years old.

Saudi Arabia | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Saudi Arabia | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram

Once Ammar returned home with our dates and dinner, we said a prayer and reflected on my Ramadan experience. From just this short experience, I’ve learned that Ramadan is about so much more than fasting
It’s about becoming aware of your negative habits and practising self-control. It’s a time dedicated towards prayer, reflection and meditation. It teaches you to be grateful for all the blessings in your life and to be more understanding towards people less fortunate than you.
It’s also about community. It’s taking the time away from your normal routine to disconnect and come together to share meals and appreciate each other’s presence in our lives.

Northern Areas, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Northern Areas, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram

I’m feeling very grateful for the opportunity to learn more about Islamic culture and to those of you who are currently fasting, Ramadan Mubarak!

Lexie recently shattered the “Guinness World Record for the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country.” She travelled to all 196 countries by the time she turned 21 years old. To give this achievement some context, more people have been to outer space than have travelled to every country!

Guinness World Records 2021 | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
Guinness World Records 2021 | Lexie Alford | Lexie Limitless | Instagram
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