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Muslims welcoming holy month of Ramadan

Muslims welcoming holy month of Ramadan

In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said: "I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan".

It is common for mosques to host large iftars, especially for the poor and needy.

Ramadan is also the third pillar of Islam and the wisdom behind this position, according to Muslim scholars, is that it is a fulcrum upon which the other four pillars; believing in one God, praying five times daily, helping the needy and performing the Hajj are balanced.

Different cultures have different traditions during Ramadan, whether it is a special food they must cook, or eating iftar with the extended family.

The calculation found that Ramadan can not start on the "next day", concluding that the first day of Ramadan will be on May 6. However, they can still estimate the day beforehand.

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The unified date of commencement is Monday, May 6, 2019, given that the new moon was not sighted across the world.

In 2014, the latest of three deadly wars between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers began in the second week of Ramadan and lasted for 50 days.

Sexual intercourse is also forbidden during the daylong fast, and Muslims are encouraged to avoid gossip, arguments and idle time. Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims except for pregnant ladies, breastfeeding mothers, chronically ill, diabetic and menstruating ones. The challenge of fasting for many is also a chance to reset spiritually and physically, kick bad habits and purify the heart.

This year, Monday, June 3, will be the 29th day of Ramadan for most Muslim nations in the Middle East. Traditionally, countries announce if their moon-sighting council spots the Ramadan crescent the evening before fasting begins.

Clerics of Pakistan's Moon Sighting Committee search the sky with a telescope for the new moon that signals the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Karachi, Sunday, May 5, 2019.


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