What Is Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is considered one of the holiest months for Muslims and is marked by a period of fasting, considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets.

The fast is intended to bring the faithful closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate. It is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community..