Tuesday, 9 July 2013


Today (tomorrow in some parts of the world) is a special day for Muslims. It's the beginning of Ramadan, celebrated each ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the month in which the first verses of the Quran, their sacred book, were revealed to prophet Muhammad.

The Islamic calendar follows the movements of the Moon, not the Sun, and that explains why some countries start Ramadan today (those where the first crescent of the moon can be seen today) and some others tomorrow.

[Source: Wikipedia].

Learn more about Ramadan in this video:

(Don't forget you can activate the English subtitles by clicking  on Choose Language (bottom left) and then English 100%).

Can you answer these questions about the video?
  • How many Muslims celebrate Ramadan around the world? 
  • What is the meaning of the word 'fasting'?
  • What do Muslim believers do during this time?
  • What can't they do?
  • What are 'dates'? Why are they special for Muslims?
  • Do you remember the Five Pillars of Islam?
  • How many terms for traditional Turkish food can you mention after watching the video?

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