MILLIONS of Muslims in the UK began fasting in daylight hours today to observe the holy month. 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. MOST READ IN NEWSROYAL DELIGHT Meghan's mum meets William and Kate at Windsor and will meet Queen … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018 – what are Iftar and Suhur and when are the meals eaten during the holy month?
MUSLIM officials in Saudi Arabia and the UK have now confirmed the date of Ramadan this year. The date changes every year and isn't decided until shortly beforehand because the calendar is based on sightings of the moon. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Muslims observe Ramadan by a month of fasting and religious devotion, which commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Instead, meals include an early morning suhur, between 2.30am and 3am, and an evening iftar is enjoyed around 9pm-9.30pm. Muslims also read as much of the Koran as they can during the holy month, and are encouraged to observe five prayers every day. Often, people will donate large sums of money to charity … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018 announcement – was there a new moon sighting in Saudi Arabia and will the holy month begin on Thursday?
World Gaza ramadan Palestine Israel The Islamic holy month of Ramadan was to arrive in Gaza just as the Palestinian enclave was rocked by ongoing protests to which Israeli security forces have responded with deadly force, prompting an international outcry over the bloodshed. Ramadan's date is dictated by the lunar calendar and was initially scheduled to begin Tuesday evening, meaning it would coincide with the annual remembrance of the Nakba, the Arabic-language term for "catastrophe" that refers to the mass displacement of Palestinians in the wake of the 1948 founding of Israel and the war with its neighboring Arab states that immediately ensued. The beginning of the holy month also arrived while the Gaza Ministry of Health reported up to 60 Palestinians killed and 2,770 more injured the day before by Israeli forces responding to demonstrations against the opening of the U.S.'s Israel embassy in Jerusalem, a holy city claimed by both Israelis and … [Read more...] about Ramadan in Gaza: Muslim Holy Month Comes as Israel Kills More Palestinian Protesters
World ramadan Muslim Islam Quotes Ramadan, the most holy month in Islamic culture, starts the evening of Tuesday, May 1, and ends on June 14. Muslims believe that Allah gave the first verses of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed during the month in 610. Across the world, Muslims observe Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, intercourse and other activities considered worldly, from sunrise to sunset. Instead, they focus on the religion and self-reflection. Here are top Ramadan sayings to share this year, according to Muslims Prayer Times: “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.” Recommended Slideshows 51 Top 50 Countries in the World 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 Royal Wedding: 50 Things to Know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Upcoming Marriage “The Prophet said, the people will remain upon goodness as … [Read more...] about Ramadan Quotes 2018: Sayings About Fasting and the Muslim Holy Month
Jun 14, 9:37 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 05/14/18 AT 9:04 AM The holy month of Ramadan will most likely begin Tuesday, depending on sighting of the moon. Each year, Muslims around the world mark the fasting month, which falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In the United States and Europe, astronomical calculations decide the beginning of Ramadan and for this year it begins from the eve of May 15, with the first day of fasting being May 16. Saudi Arabia and most Arab countries are expected to sight the new moon on May 15. Other countries like Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and India may see the new moon on the following day as the current lunar month started one day later for these countries.Muslims across the world mark Ramadan by fasting from dawn (fajr) until dusk (maghrib) (abstaining from both water and food), praying five times a day and … [Read more...] about When Is Ramadan 2018? Fasting Rules, Survival Tips For Muslim Holy Month