Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

When is Ramadan 2018? Muslims Set To Begin Holy Month Of Fasting

When is Ramadan 2018? Muslims Set To Begin Holy Month Of Fasting

It is considered the holiest time in the Islamic calendar and is one of the five pillars of Islam, which are the foundation of the religion.

"InsyaAllah, in this glorious month of Ramadan, we will seek honest guidance from Allah so that all our actions will be blessed".

Ramadan. This is done at mosques and can last two/three hours every night.

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court made a similar announcement saying Wednesday would be the 30th day of Sha'ban and Thursday would mark the start of Ramadan, according to Saudi Press Agency.

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This year, Ramadan will begin on Wednesday, the evening of May 16, and will go on till Thursday, the evening of June 14.

The colourful lanterns have been strung from eaves, the cupboards filled with dates and the preparations for the first iftar of the holy month, from thirst-quenching jallab to Gulf specialities like thareed, harees and molokhiya, are already underway.

Fasting Ramadan is no difference when it comes to Muslims born on the American soil and others coming from foreign countries.

In many Middle Eastern countries, the wealthy help distribute free meals for the poor, with mosques and volunteers passing out juice and food to pedestrians and anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, in need of the aid or simply breaking their fast.

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The Islamic holy month of Ramadan or Ramzan will begin on Thursday in India after the moon was sighted in New Delhi and Lucknow.

It behoves us all to remember those who could benefit from random acts of kindness during the holy month. A similar statement was released by United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Ramadan Moon Sighting Committees that the holy month of Ramazan would start from tomorrow.

Grand Mufti Al-Sheikh Abdel Jabbar Macarimbor called on Muslims all over the country to be united in preparation for Ramadan.

"We are fully prepared for it and will do our best to provide security with hyper vigilance, so our people can observe the fasting month in a safe environment", said Bahlol Karwan, an Afghani soldier. If people break their fast during the day, they are required to make up for the lost days after Ramadan.

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