Ramadan Quotes 2018: Sayings About Fasting and the Muslim Holy Month

Ramadan 2018 India Date

"People much higher up the totem pole than me get to decide which day it is, but it's based on the moon sighting and the chances of seeing the moon". If the moon is sighted today, most of the Western Europe will begin fasting from tomorrow. The person fasting abstains not only from food and drinks from dawn to dusk, but also from lying or speaking ill about anyone behind their backs or do anything that is morally incorrect.

The pre-dawn meal earlier than the quick known as the suhur, whereas the meal at sundown that breaks the quick is the iftar.

Ramadan 2018 will begin on Thursday, it has been announced.

Even though many Turks don't fast for Ramazan, they are sensitive to those who are fasting around them.

Fasting is seen as a way to become closer to God through a detachment from material pleasures.

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Students and academics at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom have come up with a guide which aims to help people observing the month of Ramadan to make sure they eat right and look after their systems.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is mandated among physically and mentally sane Muslims in fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam.

"In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday evening, Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday", the royal court said in a statement quoting the Supreme Court.

Ramadan is a holy month for the world's almost 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers. The Australian Muslim Council of Imams, too, declared that Ramadan will fall on Thursday.

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

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"Ramadan is a time of self-reflection meant to deepen one's spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings God provides".

It is compulsory for all Muslims to fast except those who are exempted: children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people travelling.

Other Gulf nations will also observe Ramadan from Thursday.

Shaker said he believes the presidential greetings have helped Americans know more about Ramadan and Muslim Americans.

According to Islamic tenets, the first verses of the Quran, the central religious text of the religion, were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan.

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· 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.

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