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Saudi Arabia announces OFFICIAL date for 2017 RAMADAN fasting

The nation considered the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia has introduced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will start on Saturday, Could 27.
This announcement was made on Thursday, Could 25 by the state home. Ramadan lasts 29 to 30 days primarily based on the visible sightings of the crescent moon.
The start and finish of Islamic months are decided by the sighting of the brand new moon.
The mufti which is Lebanon’s high Islamic authority, mentioned Ramadan would additionally start within the nation on Saturday, Could 27, and an analogous assertion was made by officers in Iraq’s Muslim Sunni minority.
In Nigeria, the president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sultan Saad Abubakar, requested Muslims to look out for the brand new moon from Friday, Could 26.
Throughout Ramadan, Muslims should abstain from consuming, ingesting and smoking from daybreak to sundown.
Religious Muslims additionally mark the month by intense worship, performing particular nightly prayers and studying Islam’s holy e-book, the Koran.
Fasting is certainly one of Islam’s 5 pillars, alongside declaration of monotheism, prayer 5 occasions a day, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
“That is to tell the Muslim Ummah that Friday, Could 26, 2017, is equal to 29th day of Sha’aban 1438 AH and shall be the day to search for the brand new moon of Ramadan 1438 AH.
“Muslims are, due to this fact, requested to begin in search of the brand new moon of Ramadan, 1438 AH on Friday Could 26.
“They need to report its sighting to the closest District or Village Head, for onward communication to the Sultan.”

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