The holy month of Ramadan starts on 15 May, and is a time of fasting and prayer for millions of Muslims across the world.

It is normal for Muslims to forego eating and drinking, as well as sexual activity from sunrise to sunset. In the evening for Iftar, Muslim families will break their fast, often with milk and dates, before sitting down for a family meal.

During this time, Muslims will still go to work, they will still meet with friends and participate in every aspect of public life.

What can you do to support your Muslim friends during this time?

CNBCi reporter Shafi Musaddique has a few words of advice.

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