Ramadan to begin Thursday in Saudi Arabia

Ramzan 2018 begins from tomorrow

Ramzan 2018 begins from tomorrow

They said that the Holy month will start off from Thursday.

It is marked during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, based on the moon and Ramadan will usually begin when the crescent moon is seen, marking the start of a new month.

Also on Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte greeted his Muslim constituents on the advent of Ramadan, expressing hope they would intensify "resolve to achieve spiritual cleansing and growth".

"Here in Canada, it's also a chance to celebrate our country's Muslim communities and the important contributions Muslim Canadians make every day".

Designated religious authorities in the United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and other parts of Europe are keeping a vigil on the crescent moon, which would mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan ul-kareem (Ramzan) 2018.

The announcement was made by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Abdul Azim Al Afifi on the council's official Facebook page.

Before the daily fast, Muslims have a pre-dawn meal called suhoor and also come together at dusk to break the fast with the meal called iftar. As of 9.30pm, the Moon-sighting committee was still in discussions.

During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

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In the holy month, Muslims fast for a full lunar month. How many hours is Ramadan? They will be available to those travelling to and from the Gulf region, as well as Umrah groups heading to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan.

Why do Muslims fast during Ramadan?

So Muslims fast as an act of worship, a chance to get closer to God and a way to become more compassionate to those in need.

The holy fasting will continue for a month till the moon for Shawal month is sighted.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, it is the month in which Prophet Mohammad started receiving revelations from God.

"The EId-Ul-Fitr day is the ending of Ramadan", explained Mahmood. "Eid Mubarak" - "Happy Eid" is a common greeting.

After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.

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