Ramadan begins at sundown on Sunday, May 5th, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, June 4th.

Ramadan is celebrated during the ninth month of the Muslim Calendar and this year, the month of Ramadan lasts from October 4 to November 2, 2005 on our calendar. Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe the Qu’ran – the holy book of Islam – was first received by the prophet Muhammad in Mecca. It is believed that the Angel Gabriel showed Muhammad the verses of the Qur’an during this time, the first revelation being on the Lailat ul-Qadr, or Night of Power, which is celebrated on the 27th night of the month.

Islam: Ramadan

Yom Kippur and Ramadan