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Ramadan

For followers of Islam, the month of Ramadan is the holiest time of the year. But why is it so sacred? Why does it fall at a different time every year? And what, exactly, does avoiding food and drink have to do with it? In the BrainPOP movie on Ramadan, Tim and Moby explain the basic facts of Ramadan, and show how it’s celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world. You’ll learn why the Islamic calendar differs from the Gregorian calendar, and how the rules of Ramadan are set out in the Koran, Islam’s holy book. You’ll hear all about the sawm, the commandment that forbids Muslims from eating or drinking during daylight hours. And you’ll also discover how Ramadan helps believers embrace the virtues of charity, self-discipline, and family togetherness. So click on this movie--we promise it won’t spoil your appetite!

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What is Ramadan and why do the days change every year?

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