Millions of Muslims prepare for start of fasting in Ramzan

Ramazan 2018: Holy month of fasting starts in Gulf and far East countries from May 17

According to Aletihad, the crescent Moon could not be sighted in several regions in the kingdom, including Sudair and Shukra, meaning Wednesday will be the 30th day of Shaaban and the first day of Ramadan will fall on Thursday. To answer the common queries about this pious period here's looking at the most common questions.

This annual observance is considered one of many 5 Pillars of Islam.

Fasting is meant to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of those less fortunate. As mentioned in the holy book, Quran, Muslims, during this month, are supposed to donate alms to the poor and feed the hungry. Ramadan is a Month where Muslims practice increased Self-discipline whiles they fast and. The month of Ramadan is a self-exercise in restraint.

During the entirety of Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final day, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up.

· Excess salt causes extreme thirst during the day - experts say that meals with high salt are not ideal to eat during night time hours because they can cause thirstiness during the day and is best to be avoided.

Along with abstaining from consuming and consuming, Muslims additionally improve restraint, akin to abstaining from sexual relations.

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The pre-dawn meal earlier than the quick known as the suhur, whereas the meal at sundown that breaks the quick is the iftar. "We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month", concluded Hamad. During Ramadan tents provide Iftars daily with the authentic Arabian experience.

President Weah continued, "As you observe this Holy Month of Ramadan, it is my hope that Allah will answer your prayers, honor your sacrifices and grant your heart's desires".

Most Muslims in the UAE fast during Ramadan (exceptions include pregnant women, elderly people, someone who is unwell) and yet go to work with the same dedication.

What are the different traditions observed during Ramadan?

Muslims interact in elevated prayer and charity throughout Ramadan. Often, restaurants shutter their doors during the day. When it comes to meals it is really important that they comprise of a good balance of starchy carbohydrates, like potatoes, rice and bread, along with a good intake of vegetables, proteins such as meat or fish, and dairy for the natural fats. "Therefore the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, May 16", said the ISNA. In Pakistan, live game shows give away gifts promoting their sponsors.

When does Ramadan begin and end?

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