9th Month of the Muslim Calendar
Based on a lunar calendar and therefore varies every year.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time when
Muslims fast during daylight hours to celebrate the time when Allah
revealed the first verses of the Qu'ran, the holy book of Islam.
It is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds, charity, spending time with loved ones. It teaches self-discipline, self-restraint, generosity and understanding of those less fortunate.
August 11, 2010
August 1, 2011
See also: Islamic Calendar