Fasting all day, with a break for food in the evening, for an entire month is a big task.

Muslims around the world do it for the month of Ramadan, running from May 5 to June 7 this year, but Hastings resident Shimul Islam has it tougher than some.

Islam, 23, works around the smell of delicious food all day and, for Ramadan, his workplace at the head office of Cafe Anatolia in Hastings has put in place some rules about what can and can't be talked about.

"We have a team of 10. Of those four are Muslim, and