Muslims begin holy month of Ramadan

Muslims around the world are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan which starts today (9/13) in the Philippines.

The start of Ramadan, the 9th and holiest month of the Muslim calendar, is traditionally determined by the sighting of the new moon. For one month, Muslims are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until dusk. Since it is a time of piety and high religious consciousness, it would be considerate to dress and behave modestly, avoiding animated behaviour that could cause offense to our Muslim brothers and sisters.