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Egyptians to start Ramadan fasting on Thursday

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Jay Anderson | 16 May, 2018, 14:05

The announcement was made after the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent, Al Arabiya reported.

Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk on Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar and is considered a holy period.

Some people are exempt from fasting: children until the age of puberty, pregnant women, travellers, the elderly and people that are chronically ill.

Saudi Arabia and other large Muslim nations, including Indonesia, declared Ramadan would not begin on Wednesday based on a customary moon-sighting methodology.

"The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong)".

Water, water and more water during night-time hours - experts advise to drink as much water as possible during Iftaar (breaking of fast) and Suhur (pre-dawn meal) times, especially if hot weather is expected during the day.

The objective of the fast is to remind the suffering of the less fortunate people and to bring the followers closer to God.




In the holy month, Muslims fast for a full lunar month. It earns 1,200-times reward when done sincerely on Lailatul Qadr (night of power) that falls in the last week of Ramadan. How many hours is Ramadan?

Many Muslims will try and recite as much of the Koran as they can during the month.

Devout Muslims also mark the month by intense worship, performing special nightly prayers and reading Islam's holy book, the Koran.

She went on to explain her belief that exams that "change the course of your life [are] a valid reason not to fast" and "Ramadan involves personal sacrifice but I don't think the opportunity of getting into college/uni should be one of them".

Ramadan is believed to be a time of intense spirituality when the believers are surrounded by angels, the gates of heaven are open, and Allah's blessings and mercy are abundant.

Turkey's leading aid agencies will help millions of oppressed people in almost 100 countries across the globe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

A Muslim man photograph people outside East London Mosque, Whitechapel Road, as they celebrate the end of Ramadan, also known as Eid al-Fitr.

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