Trump's Ramadan Message: Muslims Add 'Richness' to 'Religious Tapestry of American Life'

UAE President pardons 935 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

"If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, His Eminence would declare Thursday, May 17, 2017 as the first day of Ramadan".

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from drinking and eating from dawn until dusk.

Eid Al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, may fall on Friday, June 15, Eid al-Adha on August 22, and the first day of the Islamic year, Fatih-Muharram, 1440, may be on September 11, as the astronomers formerly predicted.

In South Africa, the expectation always was that Ramadan would start on Thursday.

Across the Gulf nations, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, are also depending on the moon sighting.

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Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar. Aside from fasting, the holy month of Ramadan is a month of self-reflection, sharing, caring and giving. It is the most holy month in the calendar for Muslims as it is believed the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan. The fasting begins at the fajr call to prayer, just before sunrise, and is broken at sundown.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five obligatory pillars of Islam, along with the Muslim declaration of faith, daily prayer, annual charity - known as "zakat" - and performing the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah.

Mass prisoner pardons have become a common practice by rulers in the Gulf Cooperation Council at the start of the holy month, which is meant to be a time of generosity and charitable giving.

How do you wish someone happy Ramadan?

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