With the sighting of the cresent moon last night, Mulsims around the world began the observance of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and it is during this month that Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan. Lasting for the entire month, Muslims fast during the daylight hours and in the evening eat small meals and visit with friends and family.
Ramadan is also a time when Muslims concentrate on their faith and spend less time on the concerns of their everyday lives. It is a time of worship and contemplation and aÂ time to strengthen family and community ties.
According to the Islamic Society of North America the first day of fasting for Ramadan 2007 is expected to be September 13th (depending on where you live).
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