Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayer. It is noted in the ninth month of Islamic calendar, is observed to quickly every day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Islamic faith, which requires Muslims to observe the five basic duties in order to strengthen their faith, all Muslims are trying to realize these five pillars in his life.
Ramadan ends with a 3-day festival known as “EID” or “Eid ul-Fitr,” which literally means “the feast of violation / break the fast.” The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is the culmination of a month’s struggle to a higher spiritual state.
In 2012, the religious rites of Ramadan begins on Thursday evening, July 19, and ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the holy period of the Islamic lunar calendar, a time of fasting, prayer and spiritual reflection. For Muslims, Ramadan is the most important holy day of the year. With this in mind, here are 5 facts about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.