Islamic Holy Month Of Ramadan Now Underway


The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins at sunset this evening.  Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from before dawn until sunset.  Fasting is one of the "five pillars" of Islam, along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca.

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