Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Ramadan &
the Islamic Faith
July 20 : 12 days to Ramadan*
Did you know that Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar?
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.”
Our countdown to the Islamic holiday of Ramadan starts today. 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. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Ramadan!*
*Please Note: According to Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) Ramadan 1432 in North America, begins on the evening of Sunday, July 31, 2011, so that the first day of fasting would be Monday, August 1, 2011. Elsewhere depends where you live.