Saudi Arabia announces Thursday start for Ramadan

Many Muslims believe liberalism is ‘haram’ and not in line with Islamic teachings

The Quran is the literal Speech of Almighty God to His arch angel Gabriel who then recited the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Extra tarawih prayers are performed at the mosque throughout Ramadan and each evening 1/30th of the holy book is recited. Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government. With a growing global Muslim population - a rise from 1.7bn in 2014 to 2.2 bn by 2030, brands would do well to cater to this all important demographic. "That's one aspect and what we're hoping is that they get to know a little bit about Ramadan". In an age where religious festivals have become commercial events, the month of Ramadan retains its sanctity and divine dignity in complete sense of term.

Ramadan is a time for prayer, reflection and religious devotion, to cleanse past sins.

Fasting, or sawn, loosely translates as "to refrain". Muslims will try to see the moon on 29th Shaban this evening. But sawn isn't just about physical restraint, it also refers to bad thoughts, actions and words. During the Ramzan, Muslims must avoid from eating, drinking, sex, gossip and cursing, and are encouraged to focus on meditative acts like prayer, reading the Quran and charity. For Muslims who live in regions where Islam is not the dominant religion, challenging fasts are believed to come with greater blessings.

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The new moon has not been sighted in Saudi Arabi and Muslims around the world will have to wait a bit longer to mark the start of Ramadan.

While the call was for regional attacks, extremists around the world have responded in the days leading up to the holy month with attacks in France and Indonesia. The first day of fasting month is confirmed depending on the moon sighting.

In the meantime, the Shahi Imam from Saudi Arabia has officially announced that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will start from May 17, 2018.

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Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with a three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr.

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Some people are exempt from fasting.

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Both these resolutions affirm that Jerusalem would be the capital of the future Palestinian State and the State of Israel. The United Nations General Assembly rejected by a huge majority the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

This year's Ramadan will show whether the caliphate is still a potent threat after losing much of its territory.

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