In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Fasting – Ramadan

First Fasting Day of Ramadan 2013: July 9
Last Fasting Day of Ramadan 2013: August 6

The first day of Ramadan will begin by the Sunset of July 8 in the year of 2013 for the U.S. This means that our first fasting day of Ramadan will be July 9, 2013, God willing. The last day of Ramadan will begin by the Sunset of August 5. This means that our last fasting day of Ramadan will be August 6, 2013, God willing.

To verify your city's first day of Ramadan, check on the time of the sunset and the time of the birth of the New Moon at: US Naval Observatory - If the new moon is born before the Sunset you will fast next morning as the first day of fasting. If it is born after the Sunset, then, the first day of Ramadan will start by the following Sunset, and you fast the day after that. To convert the Universal time to your local time, please click here.

[Final Testament/Quran 2:183] O you who believe, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you, that you may attain salvation.
[Final Testament/Quran 2:184] Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who can fast, but with great difficulty, may...
...substitute feeding one poor person for each day of breaking the fast. If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew.
[Final Testament/Quran 2:185] "Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month...
...shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation."
[Final Testament/Quran 2:187] Permitted for you is sexual intercourse with your wives during the nights of fasting. They are the keepers of your secrets, and you are the keepers of their secrets. God knew that you used to betray your souls, and He has redeemed you, and has...
...pardoned you. Henceforth, you may have intercourse with them, seeking what God has permitted for you. You may eat and drink until the white thread of light becomes distinguishable from the dark thread of night at dawn. Then, you shall...
...fast until sunset. Sexual intercourse is prohibited if you decide to retreat to the masjid (during the last ten days of Ramadan). These are God's laws; you shall not transgress them. God thus clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may attain salvation.