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1. The Arabic word Ramaḍān designates the ninth of the twelve months of the Islamic lunar year, to which a special holiness is ascribed in the Qur'an itself (sura 2:185, Paret ed.), where it is the only month to be mentioned. Ramadan has twenty-nine or thirty days (depending on the moment of the new moon), and ann…

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Imhof, Agnes, “Ramadan”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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