Ramadan 2017

Look up, the moon tells you which day of Ramadan it is

See what the moon looks like today, based on scientific calculations using NASA pictures.

Look up, the moon tells you which day of Ramadan it is

Yemen

Ramadan in Yemen: Fasting by day, starving by night

The holy month has been tarnished in war-torn Yemen, where 17 million people are staring at famine.

Ramadan in Yemen: Fasting by day, starving by night

Middle East

Millions of Yemenis face hunger during Ramadan

At least 17 million people suffer food shortages in what the UN calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

Ramadan 2017

How the war changed Ramadan in Baghdad

Mohamed al-Azawi and his wife describe how Ramadan traditions have been affected by the ongoing conflict in Iraq.

How the war changed Ramadan in Baghdad

Saudi Arabia

Saturday declared first day of Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Saudi Arabia officially declares May 27 as the first day of Ramadan. Pakistan, India start on Sunday.

Ramadan: Saudi, 33 countries declare Saturday first day

Religion

When is Ramadan?

Scientifically, Ramadan's new moon should be visible on Friday evening, confirming Saturday as the first day of fasting.

Ramadan 2017: First day of fasting expected May 27

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Moon sighting continues

Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen and Iraq declare Saturday as the first day of Ramadan while Saudi Arabia postpones confirmation.

Saudi Arabia: Ramadan moon sighting continues on Friday

Ramadan 2017

Ramadan 2017: Fasting hours around the world

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia.

Ramadan 2017: Fasting hours around the world

Eid al-Fitr 2017

Eid Al-Fitr 2016 holiday announced

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for three days, but holidays range from four days in Pakistan to 11 days in Saudi Arabia.

When is the Eid al-Fitr 2016 holiday?

Ramadan 2017

Curious George embraces Ramadan

Author Hena Khan explains why she used a well-known character to introduce Muslim and non-Muslim children to Ramadan.

Curious George embraces Ramadan

Ramadan 2017

Cuban Muslims celebrate Ramadan despite the obstacles

With no official mosque, Cuban followers of Islam do their best to observe the holy month and practise their religion.

Cuban Muslims celebrate Ramadan despite the obstacles

Al Jazeera World

Ramadan North and South

An intimate look at the month of Ramadan through the eyes of Muslims in opposite ends of the world.

Middle East

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan

Monitoring group says 330 Palestinians, including 60 children, have been detained as raids in West Bank are stepped up.

Palestine: 'Hundreds detained' since start of Ramadan

Opinion

Ramadan is the strongest antidote for Islamophobia

The Islamic holy month may have Muslim origins, but its message is universal.

Jamie Merchant

by Jamie Merchant

Jamie Merchant

Asia

Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh

Monastery has been serving iftar meals to underprivileged Muslims during Ramadan for the past six years.

Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh