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Ramadan on the Net - When is Ramadan?

Welcome to a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The Islamic belief that requires that Muslims perform five central duties in order to strengthen their faith. While Islam has two major sects, the Sunnis and the Shiites, all Muslims aim to realize these five pillars in their lifetime.

Ramadan concludes with a 3-day festival known as "Eid" or "Eid ul-Fitr," which literally means "the feast of the breaking/to break the fast." The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.



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When is Ramadan?
Dates for Ramadan and other Muslim holidays can be found in our Islamic Calendar (2009-2015).
When does Ramadan begin?
More than 1 billion Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, but they do not share a consensus about when the holiday officially begins.
The Fast of Ramadan
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Muslims begin their month long fast and concentrate on their faith.
All About Ramadan
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is Ramadan, a time for Muslims to focus on purifying their soul through prayer and self-sacrifice.
The Muslim Faith
A Brief Look at the Islamic religion
All About Islam
Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the Prophet Muhammad received the Holy Quran.
Muhammad and the Holy Quran
Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the Prophet Muhammad received the Holy Quran.
The Five Pillars of Faith
The 5 Duties of the Islam Religion
Islam and Arabia
Where faith and nationality converge and diverge.
Sunni and Shiite Muslims
There are two branches within Islam: Sunni and Shiite. Like the Catholic/Protestant split, the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims is theological in nature...
The Terminology of Islam
Is it Islam or Muslim? Muslim or Arab?
Islamic Calendar
Islamic holidays and other special events for 2009 - 2015.
Eid ul-Fitr (EID)
The holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan and the breaking of the month long fast.
Isra Al Mi'Raj
The holiday marks the ascension of the Prophet Muhammad to Heaven, his meeting with earlier prophets, and his revelation from Allah that Muslims must pray five times a day.
Laylat-al-Qadr: The Night of Power
The holiday marks the night that the prophet Muhammad received his first Divine Revelation, which contained the first verses of the Quran.
A Presidential Ramadan Message
2011 Ramadan Greeting from US President Barack Obama
Archive: US Presidential Ramadan Greetings 2001-2010
Ramadan Blog Postings
Check out the latest articles and postings about Ramadan and other Islamic Holidays from our holiday blog site - Holiday Rap
White House Releases Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid al-Adha
(November 05) Tonight / Tomorrow we?re observing . . . Eid-Al-Adha
(August 30) Today we?re celebrating . . . Eid-Al-Fitr
Did You Know? Eid ul-Fitr (EID ? 08/30)
(August 29) Tonight we?re celebrating . . . Eid-Al-Fitr
White House releases video of President?s remarks @ White House Iftar dinner (Ramadan 2011)
Remarks by the President during Iftar Dinner (Ramadan 1432 /2011)
Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Occasion of the Beginning of Ramadan
Holiday Invite: Ramadan
(August 01) Today we?re observing . . . Ramadan
Ramadan Coloring Pictures
Ramadan coloring pictures to print and color. All you'll need to bring are the crayons!
Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr eCards
Send your friends and family FREE Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr egreeting cards
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