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What's the historical significance of Ramadan?

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What's the historical significance of Ramadan?
asked Jan 28, 2013 in Islam & Christianity by nancypage90 (320 points)

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Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the Koran was first revealed in its entirety to Prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel on what is known as "Laylat al-Qadr." .... Will this answer serve as right answer I hope?
answered Jan 28, 2013 by serranot92 (430 points)
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The origin of "Ramadan", the sacred Muslim occassion, can be traced partly to historic accounts as well as the various holy Islamic texts. A great part of the history of Ramadan depends on ancient Islamic folklore.

 
answered Jan 28, 2013 by nancypage90 (320 points)
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Because the  Muslims do follow the lunar calendar the month of Ramadan will occur.

He said: "Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as guidance and clarification to humankind, and a distinction between right and wrong. So, whoever from among you witnesses the month should fast it." (2: 185)

So Ramadan is often called the holy month as Muslims try to spend much of their waking hours readingtheir  Holy Book.
answered Feb 4, 2013 by jhong56 (220 points)
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