Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.
During Ramadan Muslims are fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations.
It is believed that the Quran was first revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan which has been referred to as the “best of times”
Ramadan in 2016 started on Monday, the 6th of June and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, the 5th of July.