Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, moon sighted in India

Ramadan 2018 to begin on Thursday, moon sighted in India

Ramadan is an opportunity to strengthen empathy and unity among Muslim nations and end disagreements, Larijani said in a message to his counterparts in Islamic countries on Wednesday. "Consequent upon which tomorrow Thursday May 17, 2018 is first of Ramadan'".

He also reminded Muslims to remain vigilant while commemorating Ramadan, citing the possibility of "unscrupulous" individuals or groups planning to sow chaos.

He continued: "Muslims in the United States and around the world make valuable contributions to their societies every day, and millions will honour this month in a special way with acts of service and giving back to their neighbours".

The Ramadan fast, in which food and even a sip of water is prohibited, is meant to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of those less fortunate.

The main objective of keeping fast is to get closer to the Almighty Allah. The pre-fast meals are taken before dawn and are referred to as suhoor and the post-fast breaking feasts, which is after sunset, is called iftar.

"As the holy month begins, I wish all those celebrating a very happy and prosperous Ramadan Kareem", he added.

Samia Bashir said she has to go to several supermarkets to get all the different food for Ramadan feasts
Image Samia Bashir said she has to go to several supermarkets to get all the different foods for Ramadan feasts

Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council (EIASC) has called on Muslims to observe the fasting month of Ramadan by supporting the needy, and tending to displaced citizens.

Ramadan is the ninth of the Islamic calendar and is dependent on a moon-sighting methodology, which requires a physical new moon sighting.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced that the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent.

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III last night declared today as the first day of Ramadan, 1439 AH.

Some people are exempt from fasting.

"Working hours for the public-sector employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE, whereas working hours for the private sector have been shortened by two hours, according to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources".

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