RAMADAN is observed by Muslims around the world as a period of fasting to commemorate "the best of times". It celebrates the moment the Koran was unveiled to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Here's what else we know about the holy month, that will start up later this year. When is Ramadan 2019? This year Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, June 4. However, the beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it will depend on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon. The "night of power" or "night of decree" is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th. The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and … [Read more...] about When is Ramadan 2019, what date does the holy month start and finish and what does Ramadan Mubarak mean?
Islamic terrorists carried out at least 177 terror attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year, killing 841 people and wounding 1,014 others across nearly 25 countries, a Breitbart News tally shows. This year, Breitbart News’ count covers Islamic terrorist attacks from May 17 through June 15 — the month of Ramadan in most Muslim-majority countries covered by the data.Breitbart News documented a total of 1,855 casualties during that period, a drop of about 45 percent from the 3,343 (1,639 killed, 1,704 injured) recorded during Ramadan last year when the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) was much stronger. ISIS has suffered major losses in Iraq and Syria largely at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and its Kurdish allies, losing its so-called caliphate under American President Donald Trump’s watch. The terrorist group has been pushed out of Iraq and squeezed the into ever-shrinking small pockets of territory in Syria. The Taliban replaced ISIS as the … [Read more...] about Ramadan Rage 2018: Islamic State Defeat Brings Holy Month Deaths Down 45 Percent
MILLIONS of Muslims in the UK are fasting in daylight hours as they observe the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims must also prayer five times every day during Ramadan, which commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. A mosque in London created a handy timetable to help remind its following all the significant times in the holy month. The times include when to enjoy the traditional meals of Iftar and Suhur. What are Iftar and Suhur? Muslims eat two larger meals when the sun is down in Ramadan. These are called Iftar and Suhur. The Suhur, which is consumed in the early hours of the morning, often combines breads, potatoes, eggs and rice as well as some dairy products. The Iftar is a blessing, often enjoyed as a community. Fruits and vegetables are usually big parts of the Iftar, as are many delicacies unique to the Islam religion. more holidays and religious festivalsFast approaching Here are the all important dates for … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018 – what are Iftar and Suhur and what time are the meals eaten during the holy month?
Jun 08, 7:05 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 06/08/18 AT 6:39 AM U.S. Central Command issued a statement late Thursday stating it supports Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s decision to unilaterally declare a cease-fire with the Taliban.“U.S. Central Command firmly supports President Ghani's decision to unilaterally declare a cease-fire in response to the people of Afghanistan's desire for a peaceful conclusion to the holy month of Ramadan,” said the statement issued by Commander Gen. Joseph Votel.The statement said: “All journeys begin with a single step, and we hope the Taliban joins the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in taking this first step towards what could be a more peaceful, prosperous and secure Afghanistan.”The government has answered the call of all the people and religious leaders who asked for peace, the statement said.President Ghani on … [Read more...] about US Supports Afghanistan Ceasefire With Taliban During Muslim Holy Month
World Eid al-Fitr ramadan Muslims holidays The end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, is marked by the religious holiday of Eid a-Fitr in mid-June. Related: Ramadan Quotes 2018: Sayings About Fasting and the Muslim Holy Month When Eid al-Fitr takes place depends on the lunar cycle. This year, it will likely start on the evening of June 14, but the timing could change closer to the date contingent on crescent moon sightings. Some celebrations go on for as long as three days. The date shifts annually because the Islamic calendar revolves around the moon’s cycle, while the Gregorian calendar runs on the sun’s cycle. What's more, Muslims disagree on whether the lunar sighting counts when seen with the human eye, or with a telescope, or using mathematical calculations. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World 51 The … [Read more...] about When Does Ramadan 2018 End? Eid al-Fitr Marks Culmination of Muslims’ Fasting Month