10 Interesting Facts About Ramadan

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Here are some infographic on some of the most important and interesting facts about Ramadan that both Muslims and non-Muslims should know about!


1. The Lunar Calender is 11 days shorter than a typical Gregorian Calender, that is, the 9th month brings Ramadan.

2. The importance of Ramadan is that the first verses of the Quran (Surah 96:Ayah 1-8) were revealed in Ramadan.

3. 1/3rd of the Quran is recited during every Taraweeh prayer. This way, the entire Quran is completed is 29-30 days of Ramadan in Taraweeh.

4. The 4 Main Benefits for Muslims are:

  • They purify their body and souls, and become spiritually closer to Allah.
  • Feel more compassionate towards the less fortunate and underprivileged people.
  • Become more grateful to Allah for what they already have.
  • Build a sense of self control and strengthen their will power by resisting natural urges and temptations (such as hunger, thurst and lust).

5. There is no penality in Islam for breaking a fast unintentionally.

6. The Arabic word for Ramadan is Ramide or Ar-Ramad which means "scorching heat or dryness."

7. The people who may be excused from fasting are those who are physically or mentally ill, traveling, the elderly/senile, pregnant, and breastfeeding women.

8. It is a Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) to break a fast with dates. If dates are not available, then water.

9. Muslims from all races, color, ethnicity and cultures are obligated to fast during the month of Ramadan.

10. Children are not obligated to fast until they reach puberty.