One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset.
- ‘November 17 marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslim students on campus.’
- ‘He acknowledged that beef was usually more expensive ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan.’
- ‘During Ramadan, Muslims are obliged to abstain completely from food and drink during daylight hours.’
- ‘Counting resumed yesterday after pausing on Friday for the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.’
- ‘It also came a day ahead of the expected start of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.’
- ‘The campaign has been held back until after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which will end this week.’
- ‘Muslims are fasting for Ramadan for a month and this week-end it will end with Eid.’
- ‘Muslims are required to fast during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.’
- ‘For Monday marked the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and from now on, life in Bangladesh begins when the sun goes down.’
- ‘During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from food and drink during the daylight hours.’
- ‘It just so happened that my trip coincided with the holy month of Ramadan.’
- ‘She came up with a suggestion that they take a holiday from cooking during the entire month of Ramadan.’
- ‘During the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset.’
- ‘He contended they died because their fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan had weakened them.’
- ‘Coming out of the month of Ramadan and into Hajj, you need to quickly get your body in shape.’
- ‘Muslims around the world participate in Ramadan every ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar.’
- ‘Because of kidney trouble, my mother cannot observe Fast during the month of Ramadan.’
- ‘During Ramadan, Muslims must abstain from drinking, eating and sex from sunrise to sunset.’
- ‘He's also a Muslim, currently observing Ramadan, but fanatical only about sports.’
- ‘They also brought food for victims to break their fast as the third day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan came to a close.’
From Arabic ramaḍān, from ramaḍa ‘be hot’. The lunar reckoning of the Muslim calendar brings the fast eleven days earlier each year, eventually causing Ramadan to occur in any season; originally it was supposed to be in one of the hot months.
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