Definition of Ramadan

1. Noun. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith.

2. Noun. (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Generic synonyms: Fast, Fasting
Category relationships: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism

Definition of Ramadan

1. n. The ninth Mohammedan month.

Definition of Ramadan

1. Proper noun. (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. ¹

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Literary usage of Ramadan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: A Week of Terror in Drenica : Humanitarian by Peter Bouckaert, Fred Abrahams (1999)
"The Murder and Burning of Ramadan Hoxha The severely burned body of Ramadan Hoxha, ... Fifteen meters away, we found the body of Ramadan totally burned. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1826)
"ID the revolution of the lunar year, the Ramadan coincides by turns with the ... During the month of Ramadan, from the rising to L. the setting of the sun, ..."

3. Through Persia by Caravan by R. Arthur Arnold (1877)
"Mahommed ordained that the month Ramadan should be thus held sacred, because it was then that he first conceived his prophetic mission. ..."

4. Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor; During the Years 1817 & 1818 by Charles Leonard Irby, James Mangles, John Barker (1823)
"First day of the moon, ramadan or Turkish fast, during which they do not eat or ... mounting his horse for Derry, where he intended passing the ramadan. ..."

5. A Narrative of Personal Experiences & Impressions During a Residence on the by Alicia Blackwood (1881)
"IT was in the month of May that the great Fast of Ramadan occurred. Ramadan is the name of the month in the Mahometan calendar in which it is said the Koran ..."

6. Recollections of an Egyptian Princess by Ellen Chennells (1893)
"The whole day before Ramadan there was a general cleaning throughout the harem. ... During Ramadan the girls cannot be called upon to do much work, ..."

7. Recollections of an Egyptian Princess by Ellen Chennells (1893)
"Ramadan IN THE HAREM. as musicians are ensconced in in public gardens. ... The whole day before Ramadan there was a general cleaning throughout the harem. ..."

8. Religions of the Past and Present: A Series of Lectures Delivered by Members by James Alan Montgomery (1918)
"The fast (saum) of Ramadan, though strictly observed throughout the Mohammedan world, has never acted as a factor in preserving the hold of the religion ..."

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