A Ramadan Review

Ramadan is more than halfway over this year. The Islamic month of fasting began around August 22nd, and will end on or around September 20th. The exact dates may vary from place to place, as they are dependent on visibility of the hilal–the waxing crescent moon after a full moon. Muslims observe this period by fasting between sunrise and sunset, asking forgiveness for past sins, praying for guidance, and practicing good deeds. Ramadan was the month in which the Prophet Mohammad received the first verses of the Qur’an more than 1,400 years ago.

Ramadan takes on various cultural shades as it is practiced around the world. To glimpse this diversity and learn more about Ramadan around the world, follow the links below.

The Boston Globe
Al Jazeera English

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