By Matthew.Papagianopoulos and Jack.Bray
Why do people participate in ramadan?
There are over 1 billion followers of the Islamic faith. Ramadan is moveable feast as it is based on the Lunar Cycle. It's kept during the 9th month of the Muslim calender. Muslims celebrate the time when their holy book, the Quar'an, was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad 9th month over one thousand four hundred years ago in Mecca. Each day during Ramadan , Muslims aged twelve and older , practice fasting from sunrise to sunset .
What is the history of Ramadan?
What do people do during Ramadan?
How is Ramadan clebrated in Australia?
Hilal (the Crescent) is typically a day ( or more) after the new moon. Since the new moon marks the beginning of the new month,Muslims can usually safely estimate the beginning of Ramadan. To many Muslims. (Ramadan is also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan.) It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity-giving for Muslims in Australia.The first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran) were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (also written as Mohammad or Muhammed) during the last third of Ramadan, making this an especially holy period.