What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month of fasting, where a Muslim goes without food or drink from dawn to sunset, repeated everyday for 29 or 30 days, depending upon the Lunar Calendar. After having a pre-dawn breakfast to sustain themselves during the day, Muslims then fast till sunset.  An Iftar is the meal taken by Muslims after sunset during this month of Ramadan. The traditional meal to break fast is by following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (s), which consisted of dates and water. After the iftar, a lavish meal is prepared, with special traditional foods depending on cultural background...

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