Authorities in several Muslim-majority nations, consisting of Saudi Arabia, proclaim Thursday as the very first day of Ramadan.
The holy month of Ramadan will start on Thursday, authorities in Qatar as well as Saudi Arabia have announced, based upon the expected discovery of the crescent moon.
Saudi Arabia’s high court stated on Tuesday night that Wednesday would certainly be the last day of the Islamic schedule month of Shaban, which comes before Ramadan, implying the Muslim divine month will start the following day, the main Saudi Press Firm reported.
Ramadan is figured out by the Islamic lunar schedule, which starts at the first sight of the moon.
Officials in the Palestinian areas as well as in Egypt likewise announced that Ramadan would certainly start on Thursday.
On the other hand, authorities in Jordan, Algeria and Morocco claimed they will wait till Wednesday to choose whether Ramadan would begin on Thursday or Friday.
Muslims think that Ramadan is the month in which the initial verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years earlier.
Throughout the month, observing Muslims quick from right before the sunrise petition, Fajr, to the sunset prayer, Maghrib.
The quick entails abstaining from eating, alcohol consumption, smoking cigarettes, as well as sexual relations to attain higher “taqwa”, or awareness of God.
Fasting is one of the 5 columns of Islam, in addition to the Muslim statement of faith, day-to-day prayers, charity, and also carrying out the Hajj trip to Capital– the website of Islam’s holiest shrine, the Kaaba– if literally as well as financially capable.
In many Muslim-majority nations, functioning hrs are minimized, and also the majority of dining establishments are shut during fasting hrs.
Numerous Muslim-majority nations have a personal greeting in their native languages. “Ramadan Mubarak” and “Ramadan Kareem” prevail greetings traded in this period, desiring the recipient a honored as well as generous month, respectively.
In 2015, fasting across the globe ranged from 10 to 20 hours a day.
At the end of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate Eid al-Fitr. In Arabic, it means “celebration of breaking the quick”.
Depending upon the new moon discovery, Eid al-Fitr this year is most likely to fall on April 21.
Last Updated: 22 March 2023