The holy month of Ramadan begin today, Muslims around the world during this month fast from dawn to sunset. To celebrate the occassion, YouTube today introducing some of the most venerable days of Ramadan traditions online -- begining today, YouTube will be sharing online the Islamic prayers live from Mecca on a dedicated YouTube channel.
"Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان Ramaḍān, IPA: [rɑmɑˈdˤɑːn]; variations Persian: Ramazān; Urdu: Ramzān; Turkish: Ramazan) is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar, which lasts 29 or 30 days according to the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths.
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root "ramida" or "ar-ramad," which means scorching heat or dryness." [Wikipedia]
"Ramadan is about more than just prayer; it is also a special moment to gather with friends and family. It is the Muslim month of fasting, in which Muslims refrain from dawn until sunset from eating, drinking, and sexual relations. After fasting through the day, families gather for evening break-the-fast meals called Iftar."
The new YouTube Ramadan channel lets viewers see more than 50 premium Ramadan shows the same day they air anytime, anywhere.
Google is also hosting 30 Hangouts during the Ramada festivity on its social networking Google+, in which celebrity chefs will share their favorite recipes and doctors will give tips on eating healthy.
In the clip below, famed Syrian actor Jamal Suliman appears in a drama: