Muslim holy month of Ramadan (39 images)

Muslims in Gaza and all over the world mark the first day of the holy month of Ramadan and observe Ramadan by abstaining from food and drink, smoking and sex from dawn until sunset. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
Updated: Aug. 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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A Palestinian baker prepares "Qatayef", traditional pancakes that are popular during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City on July 20, 2012. During Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk and give to the poor. It is believed that during this month the prophet Mohammed received the revelations of the Koran. UPI/Ismael Mohamad
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