The holy month of Ramadan is scheduled to begin on Thursday based on the anticipated sighting of the crescent moon, according to announcements made by UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabian authorities.
The Islamic month of Shaban, which precedes Ramadan, ends on Wednesday, according to the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court, and Ramadan will consequently begin the next day, according to the official Saudi News Agency. On Tuesday night, this statement was made.
The Islamic lunar calendar, which begins with the first sighting of the moon, determines when Ramadan officially starts.
Ramadan will officially begin on Thursday, according to the Egyptian, United Arab Emirates, and Palestinian Authority governments.
The choice to begin Ramadan on Thursday or Friday has been postponed, according to the officials in Jordan, Algeria, and Morocco.
In accordance with Islamic tradition, the Prophet Muhammad heard the first verses of the Quran during the month of Ramadan more than 1,400 years ago.
Muslims who are fasting throughout the month of Ramadan refrain from eating and drinking between the Fajr prayer, which occurs shortly before daybreak, and the Maghrib prayer, which occurs around twilight.
Fasting is one of Islam’s five pillars, along with professing faith, offering daily prayers, charitable giving, and, for those who are able, making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, where the Kaaba, the religion’s holiest shrine, is located.
Business hours are shortened and many restaurants are closed during the hours of fasting in many nations where Muslims are the majority.
In many nations where Muslims predominate, business hours are shortened and many eateries are closed throughout the fasting period.
Muslims commemorate Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan. In Arabic, the phrase “Eid al-Fitr” signifies “the celebration of breaking the fast.”
The date for Eid al-Fitr this year is expected to be April 21, based on the sighting of the new moon