As Muslims worldwide begin fasting, an overview of Ramadan

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has begun, and that means Muslims all over the world are fasting.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a time when observant Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn until sunset.

Ramadan is also a time when giving to the poor is encouraged, along with lots of prayer.

To learn more about the origins of Ramadan and other customs associated with the Islamic holy month, watch this Newsy video.

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