- the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.Compare Muslim calendar.
- the daily fast that is rigidly enjoined from dawn until sunset during this month.
Origin of Ramadan
Examples from the Web for ramadan
When the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began, in late June, Lawand was allowed to leave the prison.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS
August 4, 2014
Sheikh Raad al-Khafaji had invited me to break the Ramadan fast in the headquarters of his recruiting operation.The Brewing Battle for Baghdad
August 3, 2014
Since this hearing was taking place during Ramadan, many of the Muslims had been fasting since sunrise.When Bigotry Comes to Your Hometown
July 11, 2014
Muslims observe a month-long day fast for Ramadan and Jews go a full day for the High Holy Day, Yom Kippur.Fasting Might Regenerate Human Immune System
June 7, 2014
When Ramadan fasting began, the militants bombed the gas and electricity lines to keep people from cooking.Who Is Fazlullah? The Pakistani Mullah Who Targeted Malala
November 9, 2013
The fast of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Mohammedan year.History of Education
The month of Ramadan is the holy month, corresponding in some measure to our Lent.
It is greater than the day of Ramadan and the day of el-Adha and the day of Ashura.
He ordained for the Mohammedans the two feasts, Ramadan and that of the Sacrifice.
It commences on the close of the Ramadan—or the month's fast of the Mohammedans.The Arabian Nights Entertainments
Rhamadhan Ramazan (ˌræməˈzɑːn)
- the ninth month of the Muslim year, lasting 30 days, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset
- the fast itself
Word Origin and History for ramadan
ninth month of the Muslim year, 1590s, from Arabic Ramadan (Turkish and Persian ramazan), originally "the hot month," from ramida "be burnt, scorched" (cf. Mishnaic Hebrew remetz "hot ashes, embers"). In the Islamic lunar calendar, it passes through all seasons in a cycle of about 33 years, but evidently originally it was a summer month.