Ramadan 2022: What to Know About the Islamic Holy Month of Fasting 

Ramadan is a sacred time of year for Muslims 

Recognized as the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a holy month of fasting 

the religious holiday marks the time when Muhammad received the initial revelations that would become the Quran. 

Reading the Quran, Islam's holy book is among the rituals practiced throughout the 29 to 30 days 

the most significant tradition synonymous with Ramadan is fasting. 

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars that make up the core of Islam 

addition to the profession of faith (Shahada), prayer five times a day (Salat), giving alms to charity (Zakat), and pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) 

Since Ramadan follows the lunar Islamic calendar, the holiday commences when the first crescent of a new moon is spotted 

When is Ramadan in 2022? 

the first appearance of the crescent moon, Ramadan starts at sundown on April 2 and lasts through May 1 in the United States this year 

Who celebrates Ramadan? 

While fasting is the most significant tradition Muslims observe during Ramadan 

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan? 

Through fasting, Muslims believe that their relationship with God will be strengthened, as it makes up one of the Five Pillars of Islam.