The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The ninth month of the Mohammedan year, a kind of Lent, held sacred as a month of fasting by all Moslems, being the month in the life of Mahomet when, as he spent it alone in meditation and prayer, his eyes were opened to see, through the shows of things, into the one eternal Reality, the greatness and absolute sovereignty of Allah.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ramadan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/ramadan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.