Holy month of Ramadan begins for millions of Muslims


The first day of the month where the revelation of the Quran started is thus referred to as the blessed month.

The "Hilal" which in Arabic is for "crescent" is viewed as the beginning of the holy month. The Kingdom and other Muslim nations, like Indonesia, declared Ramadan would not begin on Wednesday based on the observations by moon-sighting committees. This means eating lots of high-protein foods and drinking as much water as possible right up until dawn, after which you can't eat or drink anything.

Muslims throughout the world fast for different hours.

Ramadan will begin tonight, Tuesday May 15 and last through to the evening of Thursday June 14.

Each evening, following a sunset prayer known as Isha, observers break the Ramadan fast.

In the Philippines, officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) affirmed the declaration, even as they urged traders to observe "rational" pricing of basic commodities that usually got bloated in past seasons of Islamic fasting. "Therefore we are announcing the Ramadan will start on the 17 of May, Thursday".

Ramadan, the month-long fast for Muslims, begins this week and one Vancouver nutrition expert has some tips to help you maintain your health and fitness goals during the fast.

For some days, the search for Ramadan date this year has been on the rise on the internet.

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Muslims around the world are observing the holy month Ramadan, which includes fasting from sunrise to sunset.

"The council enjoined Muslims all over the country to expect the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast soon".

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".

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide, including numerous thousands of Muslims in Rochester - according to one estimate, as many as 1 in 13 city residents practices Islam - and the public is invited to join or watch prayer observances and other related events this month.

Ramadan is a holy month that commemorates when the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad.

"That's obviously challenging this time of year", Hasan says.

On the day, Muslims attend a special prayer in the morning at outdoor locations or mosques.