Designated religious authorities in the United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and other parts of Europe are keeping a vigil on the crescent moon, which would mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan ul-kareem (Ramzan) 2018. "We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month", concluded Hamad. The moon-sighting committee is still in meeting and an official announcement is being awaited by them.
They abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan, with a single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette considered enough to invalidate the fast.
Even though many Turks don't fast for Ramazan, they are sensitive to those who are fasting around them. The meal before sunrise is called suhur, while that which breaks the fast after sunset is called iftar.
Femi Odusanya, spokesperson of Mile 12 Market Perishable Food Traders Association, said it was imperative to train farmers to adopt modern technology in crop production, and empower them with funds. It is the most holy month in the calendar for Muslims as it is believed the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan.
Other Gulf nations will also observe Ramadan from Thursday.
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.
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Ramadan is also recognised as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, alongside faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca.
In one of his lectures in Shaqraa, Khudairy explained that the first lunar phase is the New Moon and it takes the moon 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds to complete one cycle of this phase.
Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with a three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr.
Most Muslims in the UAE fast during Ramadan (exceptions include pregnant women, elderly people, someone who is unwell) and yet go to work with the same dedication.
After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.
Emeka Ndubuisi, a beans seller at Oyingbo, said the Ramadan season was also a factor that contributed to the increase in the price of beans.
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