Is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It's begun Sunday june 29, and Muslims around the world begin fasting for a month from sunrise until sunset.
In this photo a Muslim woman reads a copy of the Koran at the Istiqlal mosque during the second day of ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, on September 2, 2008.
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, has begun Sunday june 29, and Muslims around the world begin fasting for a month from sunrise until sunset.
During Ramadan, many Muslims give money or volunteer for particular causes, attend special services or night prayers at the mosque, or set themselves the challenge of reading the entire Qu'ran.
The month will end 29 to 30 days later with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, when the first crescent of the new moon is sighted, marking the start of the next lunar month.