Egyptians to start Ramadan fasting on Thursday

Happy Ramadan wishes 2018

"Therefore the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, May 16".

As Saudi Arabia announced that Thursday would be the first day of Ramadan, it is expected that many Muslims living in the United States will start fasting on Thursday.

Iftaar time is for water, dates and well-balanced meals - It is traditional for Muslims to break their fast with a date, which has scientific benefits.

A big part of Ramadan is fasting.

They are also encouraged to engage in more charity work while they fast to bring them closer to God and remind them of the suffering of the less fortunate.

Deputy Premier Hakan Cavusoglu on Tuesday said Turkey aimed to feed 100,000 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip during the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a challenging period for Muslims, in which their faith and stamina are tested for an entire month.

Grand muftis (leaders of houses of Islamic opinions) and leagues of imams across the globe today declared that Ramadan, the ninth month in lunar Hijrah calendar, starts Thursday with all Muslim faithful commencing their month-long obligatory fasting.

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He said 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.

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide, including numerous thousands of Muslims in Rochester - according to one estimate, as many as 1 in 13 city residents practices Islam - and the public is invited to join or watch prayer observances and other related events this month.

During the holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim community abstain from food and other sins throughout the day, observing one of the most special months of the year.

They are also forbidden from sexual relations, false speech or fighting, save for self defence and those who are pregnant, menstruating, breastfeeding, diabetic or old are exempt from fasting.

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

"But yet, those differences [have] not changed the nature of Ramadan that's being observed in Iran".

7 The fast ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated with gifts to charity and to one another, visits and parties.

FILE - Abdul Barek Hajji, a Bengali Muslim, reads the Koran while waiting for the Maghrib sunset prayer during Ramadan at the Abu Bakr Mosque in Flushing, New York, May 31, 2017.

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