Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Muslims in Leeds to begin Ramadan fast

Muslims in Leeds to begin Ramadan fast

For Muslims all around the world, this week marks the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, a period commonly known as a time for fasting. How many hours is Ramadan?

The month before Ramadan is called Sha'baan. An attack on Turkey under its Islamist president Recep Erdogan could positively influence his chances at reelection, as the president has historically performed better when elections follow attacks in the country.

ReutersEid al-Fitr begins when the new moon is spotted, marking the end of the Islamic fast of Ramadan. Every day. For an entire month.

During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

It is on this night, which falls during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, that Muslims believe that God sent the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad and revealed the first verses of the Quran.

It must be noted, however, that failing to fast during the period constitutes an infraction that could also be a crime in some Muslim countries.

Adam Soltani, executive director of CAIR Oklahoma, has seen Ramadan through both the Muslim and Christian perspective. There are exceptions to fasting for children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people travelling.

The Arab states did not sight the moon after which the Arab media had said that the Holy month would commence from 17th of May.

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He shared his thoughts, which were backed with the Quran, in Abuja at a pre-Ramadan lecture on "Muslims and Nation Building" organized jointly by Organisation of Tadhamunul Muslimeen (OTM) and The Muslim Congress (TMC), Daily Trust reports.

The biggest challenge, she says, is staying hydrated.

The UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan.

He said the Red Crescent would especially focus on Africa this Ramadan, adding that the charity would also set up an iftar (fast-breaking) tent in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem during the month.

Whiles prices of food are said to be soaring in parts of Nigeria due to the Ramadan, Somalia and Kenyan authorities are also feverishly undertaking measures to ensure that terrorist groups are not allowed to carry out attacks.

On the day, Muslims attend a special prayer in the morning at outdoor locations or mosques.

He said that desire to grow in his faith is a common tie to most people in Oklahoma.

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