Prophet Muahammad (sallahu alaiyhi wa salaam) declared Ramadan as a blessed month and that fasting during its is a compulsory act, saying: "The doors of Paradise are open and the doors of Hell are closed during the scared month of Ramadan; moreover, in this month there is one night that is better than a thousand months."
For your reading benefit and out of a selfish hope that I may get some tiny ajar for it, please find below a compilation of various resources on Ramadan.
- Everything you wanted to know about the starring role the moon gets in any Ramadan conversation can be found at the Moon Sighting site.
- An incomplete version of a Ramadan 411 can be found at: Wikipedia
- Muslim Matters: Audio of Ramadan conference call with Shaykh Yaser Birjas and Shaykh Yasir Qadhi available for download here!
- CAIR's 'Sharing Ramadan' Resource Guide
- Live Prayer Broadcast from Mecca, Saudi Arabia
- Ramadan Rulings for Women: Part One
- Dua Guide: Great resource year-round, but particularly this month!
- Take advantage of the multiplicity of blessings available this month and DONATE generously! My personal favorites: