Iran's Parliament Speaker Congratulates Muslim Countries on Ramadan

Ramadan 2018

Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin in Telangana on Thursday as the moon was sighted on Wednesday, Moon Sighting Committee announced.

A new month in the Islamic Calendar is decided based on sighting of the crescent - the new moon, on the 29th day of an ongoing month.

Ramadan 2018
Getty Ramadan 2018 Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during Ramadan

As many as 9 Muslim countries have announced that the moon of Ramadan was not sighted in their countries.

Traditionally, many Muslim-majority countries have followed the dates set by Saudi religious authorities, but in recent years many have used their own astronomical calculations.

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Rabat- The Islamic holy month of Ramadan will start Thursday May 17, declared the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM). Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month.

While describing Ramadan as a period for spiritual rejuvenation and enrichment, Dogara enjoined Nigerians to devote themselves in the worship of the Almighty and imbibe the lessons of love and peaceful co-existence with one another. With a growing global Muslim population - a rise from 1.7bn in 2014 to 2.2 bn by 2030, brands would do well to cater to this all important demographic.

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Visitors to the Middle East during Ramadan will be told many retailers and businesses will have abbreviated opening hours during the Holy month.

The fast is meant to help people learn about self-discipline and restraint while also empathising with those who have less. So we can feel what the less fortunate feel every day and so we can be better people. Though Eid is dependent on moon sightings, this year Eid al-Fitr may begin on Friday, June 15.

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Some people are exempt from fasting: children until the age of puberty, pregnant women, travellers, the elderly and people that are chronically ill. Surprisingly, 41% of Muslims in the USA who declared before that religion is "not too/ not at all important" observe Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours.

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