The Islamic Center of St. Joseph will join more than one billion Muslims around the world who will observe the month long period.
Ramadan is a time when Muslims take part in self-reflection to renew their faith, charity and fasting.
"When you fast, you have both physical as well as physical healing and becoming a good human being. You can take into account the miseries of other people," said Dr. Emad Khan.
This is the fourth year for Ramadan at the Islamic Center of St. Joseph.
Ramadan begins Saturday.