A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

When is your Ramadan.jpg1Muslims believe that during the first night of Ramadan God began to reveal the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The Quran is the Muslim holy book. Many figures that appear in the pages of the Old Testament, such as Moses and Abraham, are in the Quran, as are Jesus Christ and his mother, Mary. The holy book contains laws for serving God as well as rules for living and conducting business.

The month of Ramadan, which begins on Tuesday, July 9, this year, is the holiest month and the ninth on the Islamic lunar calendar.

During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims fast completely during daylight hours. Fasting to Muslims is defined as abstaining from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse from dawn until sunset. Muslims prepare for the fast with a light meal before dawn and eat an evening main meal at sunset.

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