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Why is Ramadan important
Ramadan is so important to Muslims because they believe that in 610 AD, an angel visited the Prophet Muhammad and revealed to him the Quran, the Islamic holy book. ... Muslims fast during the month as a way to commemorate the revelation of the holy book.
How is Ramadan celebrated
One of the most important aspects of the Ramadan fast is called niyyah. Niyyah literally means intention. Muslims must not simply or accidentally abstain from food; they must achieve the requirement of niyyah. To achieve this requirement, a Muslim must "intend in heart that [the fast] is meant to be a worship for Allah alone."
When is Ramadan
In United States, Ramadan will begin in the evening of Monday, April 12th lasting 30 days and ending at sundown on Tuesday, May 11th.
Can Ramadan be in winter
As the timing of Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar, Ramadan falls 11 days earlier annually and over a 33-year period, passes through all 4 seasons; with consequential shorter fasts in winter and longer fasts in the summer months 3.
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