Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Muslims worldwide prepare for start of Ramadan 2018

Muslims worldwide prepare for start of Ramadan 2018

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Ramadan Wednesday. If the moon is sighted today, most of the Western Europe will begin fasting from tomorrow.

During the entirety of Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final day, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up. Things like taking small breaks from revision or work and going on small walks, writing daily to-do lists or listing what you're finding hard and working on combatting these, and planning meals to make sure you're eating the rights things to get good energy levels can all have a bit impact.

Ramadan will begin tonight, Tuesday May 15 and last through to the evening of Thursday June 14. There are a total of around 470 hours of actual fasting (almost 20 full days) in daylight hours during Ramadan 2018.

Fasting is meant to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of those less fortunate.

"When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained".

For Muslims, Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection.

Muslims all around the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan which begins Tuesday evening in Turkey.

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The holy month will see numerous world's 1.6 billion Muslims commit to a strict daytime fast, often taking the opportunity to make promises to improve their lives.

He shared his thoughts, which were backed with the Quran, in Abuja at a pre-Ramadan lecture on "Muslims and Nation Building" organized jointly by Organisation of Tadhamunul Muslimeen (OTM) and The Muslim Congress (TMC), Daily Trust reports.

A Muslim man photograph people outside East London Mosque, Whitechapel Road, as they celebrate the end of Ramadan, also known as Eid al-Fitr. Others who are also permitted to sit out of the fasting are the elderly, people travelling, pregnant and breastfeeding women, diabetic patients as well as females menstruating. South Korea, Japan and Singapore also declared Ramadan on Thursday. "Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government", Trump said in a statement.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, it is the month in which Prophet Mohammad started receiving revelations from God.

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Muslims interact in elevated prayer and charity throughout Ramadan.

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