It is estimated that some 1.6 billion Muslims around the world will celebrate and observe the month of Ramadan every year. The celebration that is known as Ramadan is regarded as the most important in the Islamic calendar. So where does it all stem from? The first few verses of the Quran were said to have been initially shown to Muhammad who is a central figure in the religion and Muslims during this time will fast from sunrise to sunset as they take part in the tradition. People from all over the world in different countries will be looking forward to and taking part in this celebration with over 1 billion others.
The practice of Ramadan is one of the most well-known and celebrated traditions in the Islam faith the information about this celebration dates back to 624 CE when the first occasion of the event was observed in Medina which today is known as Saudi Arabia. The Ramadan event begins on the last night of the month of Sha’ban and goes until the last night of the month of Ramadan.
This event is also regarded as a very special or holy month of fasting, because of the lifestyle that many Muslims will be adhering to with strict fasting times each day. Not only that but Ramadan has been celebrated by Muslims around the world for over 14 centuries. The celebration is not just about fasting either, is also regarded as a month of prayer, along with regular fasting, and community focuses as well.