Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Saudi, UAE Declares Ramadan Fasting Begins On Thursday

Saudi, UAE Declares Ramadan Fasting Begins On Thursday

Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calender known as the Hijri calendar.

During the entirety of Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final day, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up. Traditionally, countries announce if their moon-sighting council spots the Ramada crescent in the evening before fasting begins.

"A total of $1 million in humanitarian aid will be delivered during the month of Ramadan via our TIKA office in Ramallah", Cavusoglu said. Each Islamic month is either twenty-nine or maximum thirty days.

During the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim community abstain from food and other sins throughout the day, observing one of the most special months of the year.

The National Grand Mufti of the republic of Ghana, Sheikh Ductur Imam Usmanu Nuhu Sharubutu has declared Wednesday, the 16th of May 2018 as the starting day of Ramadan.

He said Ramadan is a time of self-reflection meant to deepen one's spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings God provides. The moon-sighting committee is still in meeting and an official announcement is being awaited by them.

Growing up in a multi-faith, Roman Catholic and Muslim home, Soltani didn't start fasting for Ramadan until he was 17.

The "night time of energy" or "night time of decree" is taken into account the holiest night time of the 12 months, as Muslims consider the primary revelation of the Koran was despatched all the way down to Muhammad on this night time.

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The Deputy Secretary-General of the NSCIA, Prof Salisu Shehu in a statement yesterday quoted the Sultan as felicitating with Muslims on the occasion of this year's Ramadan fasting and prayed that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximize the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.

We may have encountered at least one of our Muslim friends who might have expressed the fact that swallowing saliva can break the fast.

ISGOC, 3815 N. Saint Claire in Oklahoma City, will host "Revealing Ramadan - A Look In on the Muslim Month of Fasting", 6-8 p.m.

It's that time of year again! It also teaches Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate and encourage actions of generosity and charity.

Fasting is seen as a way to become closer to God through a detachment from material pleasures.

A typical greeting is Ramadan Mubarak, which implies "have a blessed Ramadan".

"The EId-Ul-Fitr day is the ending of Ramadan", explained Mahmood.

Muslims interact in elevated prayer and charity throughout Ramadan.

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