Ramadan is an Islamic practice that occurs once the crescent moon has been spotted and according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims worldwide observe the holy month of Ramadan through prayers and fasting from sunrise to sunset.
A time when Muslims bond with families and friends in the evening as they share a meal to break the fast. Ramadan is often a community affair, as you will come across more people attending the mosques and following their religious rituals.
Ramadan Trivia Questions and Answers
Did you know that the last ten nights of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the time the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad? To mark the end, there is normally a celebration known as Eid-al- Fitr. A feast is held as people adorn in beautiful jewelry and henna designs.
Test your Ramadan knowledge with these Ramadan trivia questions and answers.
1. Ramadan begins during which month of the Islamic lunar calendar?
2. Roughly, how many people across the world take part in Ramadan?
3. What is the aim of Ramadan?
4. What is the meal called before the beginning of the fast?
5. Apart from drinking and eating, what else is prohibited during fasting?
6. What makes Ramadan so special and unique from every other event in Islam?
7. What is the meal after sunset called?
8. What do Muslims usually break their fast with?
9. Is it mandatory for all Muslims to fast?
10. What are the benefits of fasting?
11. In Arabic, the root of the word Ramadan, al-ramad or ramida means?
12. What acts invalidate a fast?
13. What is the celebration at the end of Ramadan called?
14. Why do the dates for Ramadan change every year?
15. What significant event took place in the last 10 days of Ramadan according to Islam?
16. Is water allowed during a fast?
17. What is the name of the Islamic month that follows Ramadan?
18. Name a country that had the longest fasting hours in 2021?
19. Can Muslims fast with few breaks in between during the whole month of Ramadan?
20. Name a country that had the shortest fasting hours in 2021?
21. Does donating blood break a fast?
22. What is a mesaharati?
23. How can Muslims compensate for a fast that has not been fulfilled in Ramadan?
24. What is the name of the night in Ramadan in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed?
25. Are there significant days relating to Ramadan?
26. How many Days do Muslim fasts in Ramadan?
27. Fasting Period in Ramadan is?
28. Of the three major religions of the world (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), where does Islam rank in terms of number of followers?
29. What is the ruling on the use of Siwaak by the fasting person?
30. Popular in Pakistan and the Indian subcontinent, Biryani is a dish based on what?
31. In which year of the Hijrah was the fasting of Ramadhaan enjoined?
32. Many Muslims choose to begin Ramadan based on physical sightings of the moon specific to their location, but others choose to follow a declaration issued by what Muslim-majority country?
33. For How many Ramadans did Messenger of Allah Prophet muhammad observe fast?
34. What is the term for ritual fasting during Ramadan?
35. Is this statement true or false: There are no legal penalties anywhere for failing to fast during Ramadan?
36. The Mesaharati is a person who walks the streets before sunrise, awakening people so that they may eat suhur. He sings holy songs and plays what instrument?
37. The suhur is announced by the Mesaharati. What is used to announce the iftar?
38. During the festivities of Iftar, many delicacies are served and are often particular to specific countries. One such delicacy is the Palestinian treat, kunafa. What is kunafa made from?
39. A favorite across the Middle East, Haleem is what type of dish?
40. Navy bean soup is a popular iftar dish in which country?
41. What is the correct way to greet someone during Ramadan?
42. Nations around the world boast proud Muslim populations. Which nation has the largest Muslim population in the world?
43. As an island nation with a large and diverse population, Indonesia is home to many differing Ramadan traditions. One such tradition is to bathe in holy springs, a ritual known as what?
44. Another Javanese tradition is nyekar, which involves Muslims visiting what site?
45. In Jakarta, what was once used to wake people for their morning prayers?
46. One more Indonesian tradition: The city of Semarang welcomes the start of Ramadan with a festival known as Dugderan. The mascot of Dugderan is the Warak ngendog, a puppet made to resemble a blend of creatures. Which creature is NOT part of the Warak ngendog?
47. Not all Ramadan traditions come from Indonesia. What country claims credit for the origin of fanoo (decorative lanterns)?
48. The Iraqi game of Siniyah is played by men after Iftar to try to find what object?
49. The 14th day of Ramadan, Garangao, is a special treat for children. Why?
50. In many countries, it is customary to make Ramadan bags containing what?
51. Who was the first U.S. President to acknowledge Ramadan?
52. Jefferson’s Iftar was unofficial. Who was in the White House for the first official Iftar?
53. Not to be outdone by their neighbors to the south, Canada also began hosting official Iftar dinners in 2015. Which Canadian Prime Minister began the tradition?
54. When is the “Night of Power”?
55. What do you do to stay in shape while fasting?
56. What makes mosques much more crowded in Ramadan?
57. How come some gained weight then?
58. Quran was sent to prophet Muhammad through which angel?
59. Who was the only lady whose name is found in the Quran?
60. What is the meaning of Surah Al Kahf in the Quran?