14 Facts About Ramadan

1. Ramadan is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam.

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2. Unlike the fast of Ashurah, the fasts of Ramadan are declared mandatory by God because like salah, fasting helps Muslims maintain spiritual and physical health.

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3. Ramadan is an Islamic religious annual observance of the holy month of fasting.

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4. Ramadan is celebrated as the month in which the prophet Mohammed received the first of the revelations that make up the Quran.

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5. In 2018, Ramadan begins on May 15 at sundown through June 14.

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6. Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, which marks important holidays and events for Muslims.

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7. Ramadan is based upon the lunar calendar and starts off with the Hilal.

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8. In 2015, Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday, June 18, in the United States, although the date is only confirmed once the moon is sighted.

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9. Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic Calendar and is celebrated by Muslims as time when the first verses of the Holy Quran were revealed to the prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him.

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10. Ramadan is not a holy day to Muslims, but a holy month.

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11. Ramadan is the month that Islamic tradition holds that the Quran was first revealed to Mohammed the angel of Gabriel.

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12. Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

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13. Ramadan is a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline.

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14. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

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