What does Ramadan mean?

Definitions for Ramadan
ˌræm əˈdɑnra·madan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ramadannoun

    the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith

  2. Ramadannoun

    (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan

Wiktionary

  1. Ramadannoun

    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.

  2. Etymology: From رمضان, from ارتمض.

Wikipedia

  1. Ramadan

    Ramadan (Arabic: رَمَضَان, romanized: Ramaḍān [ra.ma.dˤaːn]; also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.Fasting from dawn to sunset is fard (obligatory) for all adult Muslims who are not acutely or chronically ill, travelling, elderly, breastfeeding, diabetic, or menstruating. The predawn meal is referred to as suhur, and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar. Although fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca, it is common practice to follow the timetable of the closest country in which night can be distinguished from day.The spiritual rewards (thawab) of fasting are believed to be multiplied during Ramadan. Accordingly, during the hours of fasting Muslims refrain not only from food and drink, but also tobacco products, sexual relations, and sinful behavior, devoting themselves instead to salat (prayer) and study of the Quran.

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  1. ramadan

    Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. It commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, refraining from eating, drinking, and other physical needs, as a time of purifying the soul, focusing attention on God, and practicing self-sacrifice. It is followed by the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ramadannoun

    the ninth Mohammedan month

  2. Ramadannoun

    the great annual fast of the Mohammedans, kept during daylight through the ninth month

  3. Etymology: [Ar. raman, or ramazn, properly, the hot month.]

Wikidata

  1. Ramadan

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fardh for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding. While fasting from dawn until sunset Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking and sexual relations; and in some interpretations from swearing. According to Islam, the thawab of fasting are many, but in this month they are believed to be multiplied. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat and recitation of the Quran.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ramadan

    Ramadhan, ram-a-dan′, n. the ninth month of the Mohammedan year, throughout which the faithful are required to fast from dawn to sunset—prop. Ramazan′. [Ar.,—ramed, to be hot.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ramadan

    the ninth month of the Mohammedan year, a kind of Lent, held sacred as a month of fasting by all Moslems, being the month in the life of Mahomet when, as he spent it alone in meditation and prayer, his eyes were opened to see, through the shows of things, into the one eternal Reality, the greatness and absolute sovereignty of Allah.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RAMADAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ramadan is ranked #16630 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ramadan surname appeared 1,724 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Ramadan.

    79.5% or 1,371 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 172 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 96 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.7% or 64 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ramadan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ramadan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Ramadan in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Guillaume Binet:

    I was there during Ramadan, and there was bombing, shelling and fighting all day, it got particularly worse at 6:30 or 7 p.m. when everyone would leave their houses to break the fast. The Houthis would fire lots of rockets then. Everyone sleeps in the city center to avoid the shelling, but each time a bomb falls, it kills a family.

  2. Scott Levin:

    Holding an event mocking the Muslim observance of Ramadan, a holy time in the Muslim faith, is highly offensive and abhorrent. As a community, we must reject anti-Muslim bigotry whenever and wherever it surfaces.

  3. Emre Yildirim:

    I saw 25 to 30 men, some with sticks. They screamed 'We will burn you inside ... how dare you drink during Ramadan'.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    The Islamic State supporters view an attack on July 4th as being as legitimate as an attack on any other day but the day's parades and crowded events make it a tempting day to strike, especially during Ramadan, iSIS as a whole does not put more emphasis on July 4th over any other holiday but The ISIS ' terrorists who decide that now is the time to die are likely to prefer the holiday for added impact.

  5. Mohsin Mirza:

    First Ramadan makes you feel a little different and puts you on the spot, there's always a hint of awkwardness. ... It can be the source of some discomfort.

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