Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.
Each day during this month, Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. They also try to increase their closeness to God through prayer, charity and care for fellow human beings. This month is a time to seek the forgiveness and mercy of God. It is not just an opportunity to reap great spiritual rewards, but also a reminder to nurture connections with our communities, and to reach out to people that need help.