Some things to be expected during Ramadan are fasting, devotion and purification. Muslims are expected to fast during the daylight hours for the sake of their God, Allah. They also are encouraged to pray more often and reflect on their lives to bring forth positive change. Ramadan is a time for total body and mind reflection, and all focus is turned to God to strengthen the spiritual bond. Self-sacrifice is expected and many Muslims are expected to resist any and all temptations, including engaging in sex. All practicing Muslims are expected to participate in Ramadan. Even younger Muslims take part in this observance. During Ramadan, all Muslims that have reached puberty will be expected to begin the practice of Ramadan.
began in the evening of Tuesday, 15 May
and ends in the evening of Thursday, 14 June
*Dates may vary.