Greetings & Ahlan wa-Sahlan (Welcome)
Holidays on the Net is pleased to invite you to our celebration of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayer.
Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast of Ramadan is observed daily from sunrise to sunset. To learn more about how Muslims commemorate this pinnacle holiday, see our article on the traditions of Ramadan. You can also learn more about Islam, its Prophet Muhammad and its five pillars of the faith (one of which is fasting on Ramadan).
If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, you’ll want to read our article on the sects of Islam. And if you are curious to learn more facts and figures about the Muslim faith and the upcoming celebration of Ramadan, please be sure to read Did You Know?
We look forward to seeing you on Holidays on the Net this Ramadan.
Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair! (May every year find you in good health!)
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*Ramadan 2008: The first day of Ramadan (fasting) in North America according to sighting, is expected to be September 02. However, according to Saudi Ummul-Qura calendar, Fiqh Council of North America, and European Council for Fatwa and Research, the first day of Ramadan is on Monday, September 01, 2008.
According to a new Fatawa from Deoband, India, the first day of Ramadan in UK will be September 02, because the moon should be easily seen by naked eye. In Pakistan also, sighting will be easy on September 01, and first day of Ramadan will also be September 02.