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Ramadan

Definition: The holiest month of the year for Muslims. During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims all over the world unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection, renewal and family bonds.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "For the person who is fasting, there are two moments of happiness and rejoicing; when he breaks his fast, and when he meets his Lord."

The actual date will depend on the sighting of the crescent moon that marks the beginning of the Islamic month.

Usually celebrated in September, October, November or December.

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Ramadan
Islam Guide Christine Huda Dodge explains the significance of Ramadan.

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