What is Ramadan
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, prayer and community for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Prophet Muhammad (SAS) received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles or pillars of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid impure thoughts and bad behavior. Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam’s major holidays. Ramadan always falls on the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

Ramadan Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sawm (Fasting)?
The Qur'an enjoins Muslims to fast as a means of demonstrating commitment to God in the face of temptation and difficulty. Read more
Why is Ramadan called Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new crescent moon is, or should be, visible. Read more
What is the significance of Ramadan?
Ramadan is a period of fasting and spiritual growth, and is one of the five “pillars of Islam.” Read more
Can Ramadan be in winter?
As the timing of Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, Ramadan falls 11 days earlier annually Read more
What does Ramadan teach us?
The month of Ramadan teaches us to be more pious, disciplined, and how to maintain self-control, while shielding our souls from greed and immorality. Read more

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