What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic year, with many of the 1.6 billion Muslims living around the world fasting to mark the occasion.
The Prophet Mohammed explained: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
Muslims believe that God revealed the Quran to the Prophet Mohammed on the 27th day of Ramadan (Laylat Al Qadr, or the Night of Power).
Throughout the month many will recite the holy book, pray, and contemplate their relationship with God.