Ramadhan, which starts on April 13, is annually observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting prayer, reflection, and service to the community. It commemorates the first spiritual revelation of Prophet Muhammad, one of the Five Pillars of Islam that is observed from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.
Fasting from sunrise to sunset is observed by adult Muslims to reflect on the Qur’an and multiplied spiritual rewards while refraining from food and drink and other sinful behaviors.
“We join with our Muslim brothers and Sisters in the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadhan this April. May peace be always in our hearts,” 53Ib Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said.