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(Islam) The holy ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims fast between the break of dawn until sunset; they also refrain from drinking liquids, smoking and having sexual relations.
Arabic ramaḍān from ramaḍ dryness from ramiḍa to be scorched rmṣ́ in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Arabic رمضان (ramaḍān), from ارتمض (irtámaḍa, “to be consumed by grief and sorrow").
This prince entered Bagdad in the;month of Ramadan A.H.
Mahomet himself called fasting the " gate of religion," and forbade it only on the two great festivals, namely, on that which immediately follows Ramadan and on that which succeeds the pilgrimage.
His death took place about the end of Ramadan 95 (June or July 714) .
As many as 1,000 people attend the mosque to pray there during the Ramadan season.
In the month Ramadan this Omar was made governor of Medina and sent an army against Ibn Zobair.
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