Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, begins 10–12 days earlier each year, allowing it to fall in every season throughout a 33-year cycle and is considered one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, spiritual reflection, and unity. 

Everything You Need To Know About Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam.

Why Ramadan is the most sacred month in Islamic culture

Every year, Muslims around the world anticipate the sighting of the new crescent moon that signifies the official first day of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the most sacred month in Islamic culture. 

 The start of Ramadan fluctuates each year because the lunar Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon.
The beginning and end of Ramadan are determined by a moon sighting committee in Saudi Arabia. It begins the day after the committee spots the new crescent moon, which can be tricky since it’s quite faint and can be seen for only about 20 minutes.

What is Ramadan and how is it celebrated?

Ramadan is the most important month in the Islamic calendar. It serves as a reminder of the month when the Qur’an (the Muslim holy book) was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammed “Peace Be Upon Him”.
Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset. Fasting teaches Muslims to be patient and think of the suffering of the poor around the world, and devote themselves to their faith. During Ramadan, we have 2 meals: the first one is called “Iftar” and we eat it as soon as the sun starts to set, and the second meal is called “Suhoor”, which we eat just before sunrise.