Monday, July 9, 2012

When does Ramadan begin?

Ramadan which occurs during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar begins July 19 and lasts until August 18, 2012. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, where participating Muslims do not eat or drink during daylight hours. This is done to teach Muslims about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God. The dates of Ramadan vary, moving backwards by about eleven days each year depending on the moon.