Thai Muslim women pray during a special evening prayer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the Pattani Central Mosque on August 12, 2011 in Pattani, southern Thailand.
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Monday at sundown marked the first day of Ramadan.
“Ramadan is a time where Muslims all over the world do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset. It is a time of increasing good deeds and avoiding anything that displeases Allah. It is also a time for us to thank Allah for all the blessings He has given us and make dua for those that are not so fortunate,” according to the Ramadan Awareness Campaign (RAC).
Ramadan marks the 9 th month in the Islamic Calendar, which is the month that Allah first revealed the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad.
Lasting until Aug. 7, Muslims thank Allah for the opportunity to experience another month of fasting, worship and reward, stated the RAC.
Ramadan is a time of self-reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement.
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