Ramadan is the ninth lunar month during which the first revelation of the Qur’an came to Muhammad. Each year in this month, Muslims abstain from all food, drink, and sexual activity from dawn until sunset. They are also meant to make a conscious effort to abstain from any sinful acts during this month. Ramadan is a time of community, as family and friends share meals and festivities after dark. At the end of the month, Muslims gather to perform the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking.