Tag Spiritual and Social Impacts of Fasting in Muslim Society


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a time for fasting (sawm), prayer, introspection, and community. Ramadan is sometimes spelt Ramazan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan. The annual Ramadan observance, which marks the anniversary of Muhammad's first revelation, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next for a period of twenty-nine to thirty days.