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Ramadan Moon-sight

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 09 March 2021
Ramadan Moon-sight

Every year, Muslims worldwide anticipate the new crescent moon's sighting that signifies the official first day of Ramadan.

How is the beginning of Ramadan determined?

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is the most sacred in Islamic culture. A moon-sighting committee determines the beginning and end of Ramadan.

It begins the day after the committee spots the new crescent moon, which can be tricky since it is quite faint and can be seen for only about 20 minutes.

Ramadan Moon-sight  

This year Ramadan is predicted to begin on the 12th or 13th of April and end on the 12th or 13th of May with Eid al-Fitr celebrations.

Why do Muslims fast?

Fasting in Ramadan is one of Islam's five pillars; that’s why all Muslims must fast except children, pregnant women, and people who are ill or traveling.

The Prophet (PBUH) embodied the spirit of the Qur'an. Muslims try to follow his example (Sunnah) in drawing closer to God.

Ramadan Moon-sight

Sunnah includes eating Suhour, a predawn meal, even if it is just water, and breaking the fast on time. Muslims usually break their fast with dates, choosing an odd number as the Prophet (PBUH) did or with water.

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