Month-Long Ramadan Observance Begins

May 26, 2017, 12:53

Unlike most other Muslim-majority countries, most of Albania's Muslim population does not fully observe all of Ramadan's fasting requirements, but a portion of the Muslim population does fast for all or part of the month.

Ramadan is a month of fasting, Muslims abstain their intake of food, drink, smoking, sex each day, between early month meal (Suhur) and a night-time meal (Iftar).

She went onto urge employers to be more respectful towards religious beliefs of foreign workers to develop harmonious labor management relations. Mentally unstable people are also barred from fasting during the holy month. Similar to the Christian celebration of Easter, the event falls on varying dates each year in accordance with a lunar calendar. The start of fasting will be based on the sighting of the new moon.

A vendor waters vegetables at a market in the northeastern city of Qamishli on May 25, 2017, ahead of the start of the Muslin holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is considered a time for intense prayer and religious devotion, with Muslims encouraged observing daily prayers throughout the day.

Manonggiring said the Ramadan is also the time for Muslim bandits to reflect on their actuations.

Last year, the first day of Ramadan was June 6, 2016.

Given the history of his inflammatory rhetoric, I was curious to hear what Trump would say in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and the first stop of an overseas tour that also took the president to Israel and the Vatican. Ramadan 2017 is going to start from May 27 and will last until June 24.

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Talking to somebody who has already fasted during previous Ramadan can help as they can guide you on what to expect on your first fast.

Brethren, one other way by which a Muslim could prepare inappropriately for Ramadan is to leave a threat to his health unattended to. Ramadan is a month of the Islamic calendar in which Prophet Muhammad is said to have revealed their holy book - the Qu'ran - to Muslims.

A new month in the Islamic Calendar begins with sighting of moon on 29th of the prevailing month.

Just before the fast, Muslims have a pre-dawn meal called suhoor to get them through the day.

But for the more than 3 million Muslims in America, Ramadan this year will be different in one particular way: We will be thinking more deeply about the fate of our country and its direction.

The Islamic academic, Tariq Ramadan, says: 'Human beings must undertake the fast in a spirit of seeking nearness to the Unique, of equality and nobility among their fellows, women and men alike, and in solidarity with the downtrodden.

During this holy month, one of the hardest things that I often hear my Muslim students complain about is the lack of space and lack of understanding. "Muslims do not fast because of less of money or less of food, or poverty, no. Muslims fast because it is a command of God".

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