The sacred month of Ramazan is right around the corner wherein Muslims all around the globe see a month-long fasting.
The month of Ramazan is the holiest of this year by the Islamic heritage and lasts for about 28 to 30 days based upon the sighting of the moon.
Ramazan starts on the following day of this sighting of the moon or the crescent. This past year, Ramazan is very likely to start on Friday (April 24) depending upon the moon-sighting on Thursday, April 23.
The very first Roza or quickly will be held on April 24 in case the new moon on April 23.
This season, the sacred month is guaranteed to start on Friday, April 24, since April 23 will be the last day of this month before Ramazan. The month before Ramazan is called Sha’ban and is made up of more than 30 days.
The UAE moon-sighting committee will officially announce the maghrib (day ) prayer on April 23.
The month-long fasting or Sawm (fasting from dawn until dusk) is among the five pillars of Islam and is seen by Muslims around the globe during Ramazan to inculcate an awareness of self-restraint and patience. It’s a period of loyalty, forgiveness, repentance, and self-reflection.
The month-long period of fasting culminates to the afternoon of feasting following the moon is sighted and Eid is celebrated to round the sacred month.