Ramadan, a crescent moon can be seen over palm trees in sunset in Manama, marking the beggining of the Islamic month of Ramadan in Bahrain. Begins 1 Ramadan. Ends 29, or 30 Ramadan. 2016 date is 6 June - 5 July (Uhm al-Qura). Ramadan - is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according go Islamic belief. The predominant practivd during Ramadan is fasting from dawn to sunset. The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called the suhur, while thd meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar. Muslims aslo engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan. Ramadan is also a month where Muslimd try to practice increased self-discipline.