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In Islam, Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer. More than 1.6 billion Muslims all over the world are celebrating this month. Join us. watch video.

The month of Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new crescent moon. The methods of the moon sighting differ, some sight it physically (with the naked eye) and others use astronomical methods. Watch Video

Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon. The lunar calendar falls short of the solar calendar by 11 days. As a result, Ramadan doesn’t start on the same date each year and instead passes through all the seasons. In some areas of the world, depending on the time of year, the days can be up to 22 hours long. Watch Video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint and self-reflection. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from pre-dawn to sunset each day. We give up water, food, drinking, smoking and intimate relationships with spouses during the daylight hours. Click on country name to watch video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muslims go about their daily business as we normally would, despite not being able to eat or drink anything the whole day. Please click the country name to watch video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many athletes even continue their training during Ramadan.
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Breaking the fast is also a time for breaking bread. Muslims celebrate not only with family, but also with non-Muslim friends and community members. Watch video.

Ramadan days begin and end with prayers. Muslims also make it a point to visit the mosque during this month. Special evening prayers are conducted during which long portions of the Quran are recited. These special prayers are known as taraweeh. Watch video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadan is time for increased charity and generosity.Fasting is intended to bring the faithful closer to God and to remind them of those in the world who are hungry and less fortunate. ‘Whoever goes to bed while his neighbor is hungry is not a true believer,’ – Prophet Mohamed Click on country names to watch video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Islam being a widespread religion, it has blended itself with many of the local customs from region to region. This has given birth to several traditions celebrating Ramadan along with the unique flavors of each country. Click on country name to watch video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eid-al-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give Zakat Alfitr (charity in the form of food). Click on country name to watch video.

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