Holy Month Of Ramzan Begins After Moon Sighted In Parts Of India

17 May, 2018, 03:16 | Author: Otis Hoffman
  • Ramazan 2018: Holy month of fasting starts in Gulf and far East countries from May 17

This year Ramazan (Ramadan) begins on the evening of Tuesday May 15 and ends on the evening of Thursday June 14.

This is because Ramadan can only officially begin when the Ramadan crescent has been observed by the Saudi moon-sighting committee.

The holy month of Ramazan has arrived in all its glory and as Muslims around the world would start fasting for a whole month.

Nearly the majority of U.S. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, reveals American fact tank Pew Research in an article published Tuesday.

Ramadan is a 30 day period of fasting recognizing the completion of the holy book by the Prophet Muhammad.

Islam is the second most widely practiced religion in France behind Catholic Christianity by number of worshippers; the vast majority of French Muslims are immigrants by origin. Here is all you need to know about Ramadan - The Holiest month for the Islams.

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The aim of the fast is to help teach Muslims self-restraint, discipline and generosity. Fasting is considered to be a reminder of those who are less fortunate and suffering and is thought to bring the faithful closer to God. The celebration is also dependent on the new moon, so its starting day varies each year from country to country, Al Jazeera reported.

However, young children, pregnant women, the elderly or ill do not have to fast to avoid potential health problems.

"Ramadan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends, " Pompeo said.

He stressed that the holy month of Ramadan is a month of mercy and forgiveness, adding that Saudi Arabia is honored to serve the two holy mosques in addition to pilgrims, visitors and Umrah performers.

Fasting is meant to bring Muslims closer to Allah and remind them of those less fortunate. What makes it even more special is the revelation of Quran in the month. It starts at sunset on the last day of Ramazan and celebrates the completion of the holy month of fasting.

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