Every year, Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday is well-known for a few things, including fasting, lanterns, and Eid al-Fitr, the three-day religious feast that marks its end. But there’s so much more to know about Ramadan. To help you understand this holiday a little bit better, we’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about it, from when it starts and ends to why it’s so important.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic calendar. According to tradition, the holy book of the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammad during Ramadan. Muslims also believe that during this month the gates to heaven are open and the doors to hell are closed. Muslims use the month of Ramadan to focus on their connection to God, reflect on their lives, and spend quality time with friends and family. Fasting during Ramadan is also one of the five pillars of Islam.
Ramadan Time Table 2020