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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of the Islam religion, and one of the main types of Islamic worship. Restraint from everyday enjoyment and curbing wicked intentions and cravings are considered as an act of compliance and obedience to God, as well as amends for sins, faults, and mistakes.
During the month of Ramadan Muslims fast from dawn until sunset - that means eating nothing while it is daylight.
Children, pregnant women, the sick, the elderly and travellers don't have to fast.
The Qur'an, the holy book followed by Muslims, was first revealed during the month of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends.
At the end of the fast, special meals are served and families and friends get together to break the fast. Many Muslims also go to the mosque to pray.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Because Islam uses the lunar calendar (based on the cycles of the moon), the month of Ramadan comes around 11 days earlier each year, so it isn't a fixed date in the Western/solar calendar.
The festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan, and fasting, is called Eid al-Fitr. Often children are given presents and new clothes.