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Date Of Starting Of Ramadan Confirmed By Saudi Arabia

Date Of Starting Of Ramadan Confirmed By Saudi Arabia

Millions of Muslims have begun the fasting month of Ramadan on Wednesday. It is a time where Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset, and in the United States that is approximately 16 hours of no food and water every day for a month.

During Ramadan, Muslims wake up well before dawn to eat the pre-dawn meal or sehri. If the moon is not sighted on Tuesday night, Ramadan will automatically begin on Thursday.

In the program, Eissa repeatedly questioned the necessity of fasting in Ramadan, saying that "Fasting is considered a sovereign decision, Allah (God) commanded us, yet we are not informed on the wisdom behind fasting".

The objective of the fast is to remind the suffering of the less fortunate people and to bring the followers closer to God.

Deputy Premier Hakan Cavusoglu on Tuesday said Turkey aimed to feed 100,000 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip during the holy month of Ramadan.

The faithful in Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and others prayed the holy month's first taraweeh, a special nightly prayer and one of the hallmarks of Ramadan, on Wednesday. Muslims focus on meditative acts like prayer, reading the Quran and charity during this month which will fall on especially long summer days this year for Muslims in the Northern Hemisphere.

Whiles prices of food are said to be soaring in parts of Nigeria due to the Ramadan, Somalia and Kenyan authorities are also feverishly undertaking measures to ensure that terrorist groups are not allowed to carry out attacks. Those with medical conditions or women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or menstruating are exempt from fasting.




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. The fasting goes on from dawn until sunset. Other than fasting they also engage in charitable activities.

With the rising of tonight's moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world.

Ramadan is a 30 day period of fasting recognizing the completion of the holy book by the Prophet Muhammad.

"Being a minority religion is always challenging, and it's rewarding at the same time", Enchassi said.

"The EId-Ul-Fitr day is the ending of Ramadan", explained Mahmood.

FILE - Abdul Barek Hajji, a Bengali Muslim, reads the Koran while waiting for the Maghrib sunset prayer during Ramadan at the Abu Bakr Mosque in Flushing, New York, May 31, 2017.