Ramadan 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Today begins the month long celebration of the Islamic holy time of Ramadan. Observant Muslims everywhere will be celebrating the revelation of the Quran unto the Prophet Mohammed with fasting and prayer.

This year, Ramadan begins at sundown on Friday, May 26 and ends at sundown on Saturday, June 24, with Eid al-Fitr, or the breaking of the Ramadan fast.




The times of fasting with sunrise and sunset vary depending on a Muslim’s location. According to the Fiqh Council of North America, the first full day of Ramadan is on Saturday, May 27 with the Tarawih prayers on Friday night. The Tarawih prayers are extra prayers performed by Sunni Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Below are some facts about Ramadan;

1. It Incorporates Pre-Islamic Traditions



2. The Start Date of Ramadan Changes Every Year

3. Ramadan Is Described in the Quran

4. Fasting Is Meant for Only Healthy People

5. Islam Is the Second Largest Religion in the World

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