Saudi, Muslim Communities Announces Ramadan Date
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The Islamic moon sighting committee has revealed that Ramadan day will commence tomorrow the 17th of May 2019.
Saudi Arabia announced that “The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban.”
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that normally, the beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.
Reports reveal that “top Islamic authorities have stated that the holy month will start on Thursday in the most populous Arab country.”
Ramadan is a period where Muslims will abstain from eating and drinking and also smoking from dawn to sunset.
“Devout Muslims also mark the month by intense worship, performing special nightly prayers and reading Islam’s holy book, the Koran.”
“Fasting is one of Islam’s five pillars, alongside declaration of monotheism, prayer five times a day, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.”