When Tuesday July 9, 2013 (244 days ago)
Ramadan is the month-long time of fasting from sunrise till sundown and is intended to increase self-control in all areas, including food, sleeping, sex and the use of time. The month commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed. Muslims believe that their good actions bring a greater reward during this month than at any other time of year, because this month has been blessed by God.
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