Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith
August 12 : 10 days to Ramadan*
Did you know that during Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset?
Did you know that the daily fasts during the month of Ramadan are broken with prayer and meal called iftar?
Following iftar, it is customary to visit family and friends. Especially devout Muslims may spend the night studying the Quran. The Ramadan fast is resumed each day at daybreak.
Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, the month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers. It is also believed to be the month when the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven as a “guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan.* Please join us and stop by again tomorrow.
*Please Note: the first day of fasting in North America is expected to be 08/22. Elsewhere depends where you live.