Ramadan Quick Info | CNN

Ramadan Fast Facts | CNN



Here is a look at Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

In 2022, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on April 2 and end on May 1. (Dates may vary slightly by country depending on the first sighting of the crescent moon.)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year.

Ramadan begins with the sighting of the new moon, but the exact date often depends on clerics in a particular nation.

Ramadan is celebrated as the month in which the prophet Mohammed received the first of the revelations that make up the Quran.

Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting during which Muslims may not eat or drink during daylight hours.

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink (including water), and sexual intercourse from dawn until dusk.

Muslims are encouraged to eat a meal before dawn, and then…