Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is considered to be the holiest month of the year for Muslims. Ramadan 2024 is expected to start on the evening of Monday, April 22, 2024, and end on the evening of Tuesday, May 21, 2024, based on the sighting of the moon. However, these dates may vary slightly depending on the lunar observations in different parts of the world.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. It is a time for spiritual reflection, increased devotion, and worship. Muslims also spend more time reading the Quran, giving to charity, and performing acts of kindness.
The evening meal that Muslims have to break their fast is called Iftar. Iftar gatherings with family and friends are an essential part of Ramadan. It is also common for Muslims to attend special prayers called Taraweeh, which are held in mosques throughout the month.
Ramadan concludes with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of fasting. It is a joyous occasion that involves the exchange of gifts and greetings, visiting relatives and friends, and feasting.
Overall, Ramadan is a month of self-discipline, spiritual reflection, and increased devotion to Allah. It is an essential part of the Islamic faith, and Muslims all around the world look forward to it each year.