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Muslims worldwide mark start of Ramadan on Thursday

Ramadan is the holy month of the year in the Muslim calendar, the one when the Muslims stop eating, drinking and getting sex from the dawn until the sunset. It's also the month when the Muslims pray more hoping getting more benediction and being closer to Allah. Ramadan is the ninth month in the lunar year. The first day of Ramadan is just after the 29th or the 30th day of Chaaban.

The date of the beginning of Ramadan change every year and it's eleven days before than the year before. This date changes also from one country to another one (one day difference) because the moon can't be seen in some countries if it's cloudy. Announcement of the date of Ramadan The first day of Ramadan 2015/1436 will be on the 18 June 2015 (more or less one day).

Fasting in islam
Sawm or Fasting (sawm) is the abstinence from food, drink, smoking and sex from dawn to sunset. The practice of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is the fourth pillar of Islam. Apart from the fast of Ramadan, it is customary, according to the "Sunnah" to fast six days of the month "Shawwal" , according to the Muslim calendar. The Prophet Mohamed was also used to fast on Monday and Thursday.


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