EID al-Fitr is an important Muslim religious holiday celebrated around the world marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. The celebration marks the conclusion of the 29-30 days of dawn to sunset fasting during the month - the exact date varies as it is based on the lunar cycle and depends on when the new moon is spotted. As the moon is spotted in Saudi Arabia, we take a look at the religious celebration in more detail... When does Ramadan end and what time will the moon be visible in the UK?? The moon was visible from around 7.45pm this evening after it was sighted earlier in Saudi Arabia, signalling an end to the holy month. Eid al-Fitr lasts for three days and is also referred to as the breaking of the fast following Ramadan. Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. Families traditionally gather together to mark the start of Eid with a lavish meal. Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family. When is … [Read more...] about Eid al-Fitr 2018 – when does Ramadan end and what time will the moon be visible in the UK?
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Jun 14, 9:53 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 06/14/18 AT 9:18 AM Muslims across the country are preparing for the end of Ramadan to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. The end of the holy month will be either June 15 or 16, depending on when the new moon is seen. Eid al-Fitr, which means “festival of breaking the fast,” is traditionally a three-day festival that marks the end of fasting. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith. Official public holidays for Eid al-Fitr vary from one to three days across Muslim-majority nations. The date of Eid al-Fitr typically varies from country to country. The moon-sighting committee of the UAE will convene Thursday night to deliberate on and announce when Eid al-Fitr will fall. The International Astronomical Centre, in Abu Dhabi expected Eid to be on Friday "in most Islamic … [Read more...] about Eid Al-Fitr 2018 Date, Moon Sighting: Things To Know About End Of Ramadan
RAMADAN is used as a time for reflection, increased self-control and a devotion to prayer. Muslims observing the holy month across the world will be expected to fast. Read on to find out how Ramadan is observed. Can you drink water during Ramadan? Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam, so all adult Muslims are expected to fast. Adult Muslims are also expected to read and reflect on the entire Koran, the holy book, while abstaining from smoking and sex. During daylight hours, you are not allowed to drink water. But the NHS does recommend adults to break their fast if they do become very hydrated. The NHS said: "Poor hydration can be made worse by weather conditions and even everyday activities like walking to work or housework. "If you produce very little or no urine, feel disoriented and confused or faint as a result of dehydration, you must stop fasting and have a drink of water or other fluid." If a fast is broken, it will need to be compensated for by fasting at a later date. … [Read more...] about What are the Ramadan fasting rules and can you drink water during the holy period?
EACH year Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrate the fesitval of Eid and the end of Ramadan. The festival is known in full as Eid al-Fitr and starts TOMORROW. What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting that started on May 16 and ends on June 14. Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. The celebration is a public holiday in many Muslim countries, but is not one in the UK, despite a campaign for it to be recognised back in 2014. During Eid, Muslims will often purchase new clothes for the occasion, and take part in festivals and celebrations. Many will wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family. Eid means "celebration" and Mubarak means "blessed", often Eid Mubarak is used as a greeting over this period. When is Eid al-Fitr 2018? This year, Eid starts on Thursday, June 14 and marks the start of a … [Read more...] about When is Eid al-Fitr 2018, what date does Ramadan end and what does Eid Mubarak mean?
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