Saudi declares Thursday (May 17) beginning of Ramadan fasting

Saudi authority has declared Thursday, May 17 as the commencement of the 2018 Ramadan fasting.

Nigerian government has declared the same day as commencement of the Ramadan fasting, while President Muhammadu Buhari has sent best wishes to Muslim in Nigeria and around the world.

Official Saudi news agency SPA said the new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban.

The beginning and end of the Holy Month of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon.

Also, Egypt’s Mufti, the country’s top religious authority, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority have all said that the holy month will start on Thursday in the most populous Arab country.

During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and other vices from dawn to sunset through the Holy month.

The month of Ramadan is the most adored month in Islamic calendar since it’s believed to be a month when prayers are mostly answered.

It’s also a month when they get closer to Almighty Allah through intense intense worship, performing special nightly prayers and reading Islam’s holy book, the Quran.

Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam alongside declaration of monotheism, prayer five times a day, alms-giving, and the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

Ramadan Kareem to all Islamic faithfuls all around world.

Source: Agency Report

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