Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, which marks important holidays and events for Muslims (people who practice Islam). During Ramadan people fast, or refrain from eating and drinking, while it’s light outside. Once the sun sets, families meet for big meals that may include stew, rice, dates, lentils, and more. People also have a morning meal before the sun rises.
The holy month of Ramadan marks
the time when the prophet Muhammad received the words of the Qur’an.
We observe Ramadan by praying, reading the Qur’an, and fasting.
It is the best month of the year.
This month is special because Allah rewards you more for your good
deeds and forgives more.
Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by Muslims around the world. It is believed to be the month in which the Qur’an (the religious text of Islam) was revealed to the prophet Muhammed. Ramadan takes place in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Families get up for an early meal before the sun rises called suhoor, and the fast is broken with an evening meal after the sun sets called iftar.The types of foods vary by region but usually contain fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, cheeses, and sweets. Eating and drinking can continue until the next day’s suhoor.
Sadaqah, or good deeds, are important parts of the holy month. Donating food, clothing, money, and time, picking up trash, helping the elderly, or planting a tree are just some of the ways to show kindness and generosity. The new moon marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and the “Festival of Fast-Breaking,” Eid al-Fitr, begins.
The three-day celebration includes prayers, exchanging cards and gifts, and feasting with friends and family. A common greeting is “Eid Mubarak,” which means “Have a blessed Eid.”