In Celebration of Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar year, which commemorates the revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As an act of submission, Muslims are required to fast and abstain from food, drink, and sexual activity during the daylight hours of the month. The responsibility of fasting falls upon all those that are able from the age of puberty. Through the mercy of God, those that are traveling, pregnant, breastfeeding, ill (or chronically ill), or on their monthly cycle are excused from fasting. According to the lunar calendar, Ramadan can fall in any season of the Gregorian Calendar.
The Ramadan fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, After the 30 days of fasting, Muslims celebrate the most spiritually significant and joyous day of the year, Eid al-Fitr. For Muslims, Eid carries the importance of festivities and giving as Christmas does for Christians. This year, Ramadan begins on Wednesday, March 22 to Friday, April 21.